Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2012
With numerous studies linking plastic chemical additive bisphenol A (BPA) to autism, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and early puberty, the safety of previously trusted plastic products is being called into question. Evidence linking plastic chemicals to disease is creating a demand for alternatives to plastic products and packaging.
Concerns about plastic extends far beyond grocery bags. For many, choosing plastic-free products is not just about the environment, but is a matter of self-preservation for themselves and their families. Plastic Antidote, a new online store, replaces many plastic products with reusables made from stainless steel, bamboo, and glass. The store acts as a learning tool for those new to the issue of plastics, and features everything from stainless steel water bottles to plastic-free school and office supplies. As the store grows to cover all bases and needs, so does public interest and legislation regarding the issue of plastic chemical exposure. Recently, the US FDA went so far as to outright ban the plastic chemical additive BPA from baby bottles and "sippy" cups, sending a message to consumers everywhere.
Plastic Antidote seeks to provide alternatives to plastic products, to raise awareness, and to help fund the important work of non-profit organization Plastic Pollution Coalition. Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment. With its work, Plastic Pollution Coalition seeks to put plastic pollution at the forefront of global social, environmental and political discourse.