Beyond BPA: Study Shows that Most Plastics Leach Synthetic Estrogens

Beyond BPA: Study Shows that Most Plastics Leach Synthetic Estrogens

Mother Jones published an article in their latest issue that highlights the risk of even BPA-free plastics. They focus on the research of George Bittner, a neurobiologist University of Texas Austin, who has found that a wide range of plastics used in everyday consumer products leach synthetic estrogens. In his study, some BPA-free plastics “released… Read more »

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13

Our staff will be out enjoying the action this Sunday at Solano Stroll – a big, fun, free street festival on Solano Avenue. Say hello, and test your knowledge of plastics recycling with our game. Winners will get a free year membership to the Ecology Center! You can also pick up resources for going plastic-free… Read more »

Today at the Farmers’ Market: Plastic-Free Crafting and Info Swap!

Today at the Farmers' Market: Plastic-Free Crafting and Info Swap!

Our Breaking the Chains of Plastic event series is continuing with a hands-on event at the Farmers’ Market today. Come down to Adeline and 63rd for new, creative tools for living plastic-free! This afternoon is devoted to both DIY and information sharing that you can use to replace the plastics in your life with healthier… Read more »

Plastic-Free Living Workshop with Beth Terry, 6/8/13

Plastic-Free Living Workshop with Beth Terry, 6/8/13

You’ve heard the news, read the stories, and detected a difference. Now you’d like to find even more ways to get plastic out of your life. It’s easier (and more fun) than you may think! In this workshop, author and community activist Beth Terry will lay out pathways for replacing plastic with less harmful materials.… Read more »

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

If you look around you right now, how much plastic do you see? Plastics can be a part of nearly everything we buy, whether a new digital device or a box of cereal. As plastic becomes more abundant, it may feel like you have no choice but to join the rising plastic tide.

We do… Read more »