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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fish can absorb toxic chemicals that have been dumped into waterways, but they can also get them from eating plastic. And there’s a lot of plastic in the open ocean, which scientists say can act like a sponge, soaking up the chemicals already out there.

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KQED’s Forum: A (Mostly) Plastic-Free Life

KQED’s Forum: A (Mostly) Plastic-Free Life

| September 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2007, Oakland’s Beth Terry decided to give up plastic after seeing a picture of a dead seabird, its stomach filled with plastic bottle caps. Her decision spawned a blog, a book and a movement to make people aware of how much plastic they consume. KQED’s Forum talks to Terry about how, and why, people should reduce their plastic use, from changes obvious (carry your own reusable water bottle) to the surprising (kick that chewing gum habit).

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KQED’s Forum: More Bad News on BPA?

KQED’s Forum: More Bad News on BPA?

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in household products, can interfere with the effectiveness of drugs used to fight breast cancer, according to a new California Pacific Medical Center study. Find out about the new research and a proposed California ban on BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups manufactured or sold in the state.

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