Microwaved food: is it healthy?

PCC Sound Consumer, by Trudy Bialic, editor, January 2006 (January 2006) — For convenience, few kitchen tools can compare to the microwave oven. An estimated 90 percent of American households have one and most of us have used a microwave to reheat leftovers. From time to time, we at PCC get calls from individuals asking…

Recycling of plastics and bioplastics

The Question in LinkedIn Green group was: "Should the (US) plastic manufacturing industry stop the use of bioplastics and oxy-degradable plastics because they are likely to pollute existing waste streams and jeopardize the recycling process?" I would like to ask the provocative question why we have to throw something away to make something new out…

Sutainability and birth rates

When we are talking about sustainability and use of resources and land, etc, we unfortunately have to talk about a red herring called "birth control" – or "birth rates" to be more political correct. We cannot expect the world population to grow infinitely in a limited world with limited resources. More land for more people…