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Dad Launches Startup That Puts Toxic Kids’ Products to the Test

Dad Launches Startup That Puts Toxic Kids’ Products to the Test | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Chinese parent concerned about potentially harmful stationery used by children founds scientific sleuthing company.
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There's a killer lurking in your canned food

There's a killer lurking in your canned food | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
It’s a case of conflicting studies that could have serious consequences for the health of Canadians.
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U.S. Companies Replace Teflon Toxin With Chemical Cousin. Is It Safe?

U.S. Companies Replace Teflon Toxin With Chemical Cousin. Is It Safe? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new kind of water contamination has shown up all over the US, including New England. This time it’s not lead, like in the Flint, Michigan water system, but instead it's a chemical used to manufacture Teflon pans, firefighting foam, even microwave popcorn bags. It's forced some communities to hand out bottled water and shut down their water systems.
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DuPont’s toxic C8 chemical still unchecked, group says

DuPont’s toxic C8 chemical still unchecked, group says | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
When a toxic chemical used to make Teflon was discovered in the drinking water in parts of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, federal and state officials made changes to protect residents. Officials in New York installed filters, and Vermont's health department set a new standard for the chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid, in drinking water, establishing one of the lowest allowable levels in the nation.
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Wal-Mart Asks Its Suppliers to Stop Using Eight Chemicals

Wal-Mart Asks Its Suppliers to Stop Using Eight Chemicals | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking suppliers to remove formaldehyde, triclosan and six other substances from their products, part of an effort to eliminate controversial chemicals from household goods.
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Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products | Resource Magazine

Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Members of the public are being asked to nominate poorly-designed and wasteful products as part of a project to identify and redesign products for a more resource efficient economy.
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The greenhouse that acts like a beetle and other inventions inspired by nature

The greenhouse that acts like a beetle and other inventions inspired by nature | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
For a new generation of innovators, biomimicry – the imitation of nature’s ecosystems – may help solve some of humanity’s toughest resource problems
Matthew Franklin's insight:

Biomimicry can help eliminate the need for toxic products. Systems such as these could be vital in helping us move towards a zero waste society.

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Is Your House Toxic?

The shampoo in your shower, the foam in your mattress, your TV, couch, carpet, pillows...chemicals are everywhere. And they aren't all safe. Subscribe fo
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