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Update on Walmart’s Sustainability Index; a closer look at its plastic bag lawsuit

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Permalink

While much coverage about Walmart is centered on wages and health benefits, there’s also quite a bit attention regarding Walmart’s Sustainability Index, a measurement system used to track the environmental impact of products. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging walmart sustainability bags read more

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Unique plastics design enables life-saving deliveries in Africa

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 | Permalink

Coca-Cola is arguably one of the most ubiquitous manmade substances on the planet. A British aid worker in sub-Saharan Africa had the ingenious insight that medicines vital to the health of young children could be piggybacked on to the Coca-Cola distribution network. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Coca-Cola ColaLife DuPont read more

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Medical Musings: Thumbs up for PC, down for PVC at J&J’s Ethicon unit

Friday, May 24th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Medical device manufacturers are the middlemen in the ongoing debate about safety of plastics. On the one hand are reports, often by prestigious organizations, showing a research project’s questioning of the health effects of a particular plastic. The research projects may or not be translatable to a whole population and the research protocol itself may be open to question. No matter, however, when the researchers issue a press release. The media reports that such and such a plastic is not safe for use. read more

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Ethicon study indicates safety of polycarbonate medical devices

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Levels of residual bisphenol A (BPA) in devices molded from medical-grade polycarbonate are significantly below levels that represent a human health threat, according to independent research sponsored by Ethicon, a unit of Johnson and Johnson that uses polycarbonate. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  BPA polycarbonate read more

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Excise Tax on Medical Devices Should Not Be Repealed — Center …

Monday, March 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Bills introduced in the House (H.R. 523) and Senate (S. 232) would repeal the 2.3-percent excise tax on medical devices that policymakers enacted in 2010 to help pay for health reform. …. Device Industry, Advanced Medical Technology Association, September 2011, http ://www.advamed. org /NR/rdonlyres/27ADDF3E-292D-4DFC-B4ED-B01E93E6D5AD/0/090711EmploymentEffectofTaxonMedicalDeviceIndustryFINAL.pdf. … Sign Up for E-Mail Alerts. Go. RSS Feeds …

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