Friday, December 7, 2007

Yea for a "precautionary" MEC

We congratulate Mountain Equipment Coop, a retailer across Canada for all things to get you "moving out-of-doors" on its decision to discontinue selling most food and beverage containers made of polycarbonate plastic from its shelves, citing concern over possible health risks. The plastic in question is made mostly from bisphenol A (BPA), which mimics estrogen and is derived from petrochemicals.

This company is following the Precautionary Principle which we, at Pure Know How, believe is a prudent approach to the chemical soup we now live in.

For more info on Plastics see our Plastic Water Bottles e-bulletins.

Patti & Tamey
Pure Know How

Globe & Mail Article

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i was really amazed to see this on the news, out in the open that these plastic bottles have been linked to cancer.

its about time that we get this information out in the open. im glad i stoped using those plastic bottles months ago