plastic http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10845/all en Woman Living 'Life Without Plastic' Is Latest Environmental Media Darling http://www.mrc.org/articles/woman-living-life-without-plastic-latest-environmental-media-darling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-gillis">Kyle Gillis</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >If Jean Healge had been in “Mean Girls,” it’s safe to say she wouldn’t have been a member of The Plastics.</p> <br /> <p >In a story light on facts but heavy on praise, CNN’s “American Morning” profiled Heagle and her two and a half-year quest to rid her life of plastic narrated by liberal, pro-regulation Dr. Sanjay Gupta.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/woman-living-life-without-plastic-latest-environmental-media-darling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment CNN compostman eco environmentalist noimpactman plastic SanjayGupta Wed, 02 Jun 2010 15:54:59 +0000 admin 27261 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Incites More Alarm over Water Bottles - Even Reusable Ones http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-incites-more-alarm-over-water-bottles-even-reusable-ones <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First the media tell you plastic water bottles are bad for the environment, so they encourage you to drink tap water in reusable containers. Now some of those reusable containers aren’t safe.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NBC’s April 9 “Today” program warned viewers of another threat to society – a miniscule level of bisphenol-A, a chemical found in some water bottles that causes health problems in lab rats when given doses “thousands” of times higher than what exists in the bottles.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-incites-more-alarm-over-water-bottles-even-reusable-ones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment Health bottle bottled chemical container danger plastic poison rat recycle reusable safe toxic water Wed, 09 Apr 2008 19:16:45 +0000 admin 26253 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Lauer 'On the Prowl for Victims' in Environmental Crusade http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-lauer-prowl-victims-environmental-crusade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Just when you thought it was safe to grocery shop …</p> <br /> <p >     Armed with “Today”-branded tote bags and environmentalist talking points about paper and plastic shopping bags, “Today” show host Matt Lauer pestered shoppers at a Manhattan grocery store for the last installment of the “Today Goes Green” series on January 25.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-lauer-prowl-victims-environmental-crusade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Environment bag canvas carry Food green grocery NBC paper plastic shopping store Today tote Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:33:51 +0000 admin 26416 at http://www.mrc.org 'World News' Hits the (Water) Bottle Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-hits-water-bottle-again <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It must be summer rerun season because the July 9 ABC “World News with Charles Gibson” report on bottled water sounded a lot like the one from a day earlier. For the second consecutive night, ABC aired a story criticizing the bottled water industry for the environmental cost.</p> <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</b>“There are billions and billions and billions of these [water bottles] that end up in landfills every year,” correspondent Ryan Owens said to an unidentified man drinking bottled water.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-hits-water-bottle-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment ABC World News bottled water IBWA Live Earth plastic recycling RFK Jr. Rocky Anderson Ryan Owens Tue, 10 Jul 2007 23:42:16 +0000 admin 25451 at http://www.mrc.org