tagged w/ Product Safety
A neophyte freshman representative from Kansas who slipped into Congress on the strength of hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations from heavyweight industries does not want you and me to see a product-safety database compiled by a federal consumer agency.A neophyte freshman representative from Kansas who slipped into Congress on the... more
I'm starting to see these little empty non-recyclable, non-biodegradable petroleum-based plastic containers everywhere. I've seen entire trash cans filled with these things at convenience stores after the morning rush... day after day.
In this day and age, you would think that Keurig and the companies associated with this product (Paul Newman's Own, Heifer, Green Mountain Coffee, Celestial Seasonings, Ghirardelli) who claim to be "organic" and/or "sustainable", would be more aware of it's impact to our environment.
You can contact these companies at the blog post above.
"The Keurig single-cup brewing system uses a special packaging for coffee, tea and hot cocoa called K-Cup portion packs or "K-Cups". Each K-Cup is an airtight, mini-brewer that locks out oxygen, light, moisture and humidity while locking in freshness and flavor. "
Personally, I'll take a french press any day over hot plastic brew.
About the K-Cup:
http://www.keurig.com/explore/choose.asp?mscsid=M4DDGKT2QWHL8LUSJH2PWEX7NT2PDTGFI'm starting to see these little empty non-recyclable, non-biodegradable... more
Officials yesterday (17 November) agreed to enhance cooperation on consumer product and food safety issues at a tripartite summit in Brussels. The meeting came after a series of public scares involving Chinese toys and tainted milk marked trade relations between the three blocs.
The Trilateral Summit on Consumer Product Safety between the United States, China and the European Union was the first such meeting to take place at a high level.
The summit marked the follow-up to a September meeting between the three powers on product safety compliance, hosted by Beijing.
Areas for action identified at the meeting include product traceability, joint cooperation on toy safety standards, expertise exchange and joint enforcement measures. Future areas for discussion between the three economic giants will focus on strengthening information exchange on alerts and recalls.
"Close cooperation is not just a desirable luxury, but a real necessity, especially after recent scares," Kuneva continued. According to RAPEX, "approximately 50% of goods withdrawn from the EU market in recent years are of Chinese origin".
Indeed, toy safety became a particular concern for the EU in 2007 following the recall of millions of Chinese-made products – including the iconic Barbie doll - by US giant Mattel, after they were discovered to contain 'impermissible' amounts of lead and choking hazards.
Arcticspirit's question: With China holding the majority of America's dept, will they walk all over us on this issue? Do we have the same power as the EU at this time to negotiate safety of product?Officials yesterday (17 November) agreed to enhance cooperation on consumer product... more
"If you've been thinking to yourself "I need the stupidest looking ladder that is also the most impractical", then your wait is over. The Cima Ladder has arrived. Made of composite materials and painted either green or pink, it looks ridiculous and you'll probably fall off it. According to the company some of the major inspiration behind the ladder was "like climbing a tree, (the ladder) brings us closer to the basic nature of climbing up to reach the top, climbing as a metaphor of growth and self elevation in life."
Well if that is not the hippiest load of crap I have ever heard. Ladders are made so you can break into 2nd story windows, and have nothing to do with self elevation (except the literal sense). I wouldn't be caught dead climbing this ladder to hang myself.""If you've been thinking to yourself "I need the stupidest looking... more
There is still a debate amongst scientists about the chemical BPA, which is found in soft and hard plastics, like water bottles, baby bottles, water cooler jugs and some microwave dishes. They can't decide if its harmful or not...however children are more at risk of being affected by the chemical...hmmm There's another reason they say the "breast is best." :)There is still a debate amongst scientists about the chemical BPA, which is found in... more