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Unwrapping Plastic: A Look at Food and Beverage Containers (encore edition)


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It’s so often that we find plastic containers holding our food and beverages that we may not think twice about potential health and environmental consequences. But, according to a growing body of evidence, there may be reasons to be concerned. On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the production, use, and disposal of plastic food and beverage containers.


Debra Ramirez and Edgar Mouton, Jr., Mossville Environmental Action Now; attorney Monique Harden, National Black Environmental Justice Network; Nancy Evans, Breast Cancer Fund; Theo Colborn, World Wildlife Fund’s Wildlife and Contaminants Program; Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Cornell University’s Program for Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors; Tim Krupnik, Ecology Center; Rob Krebs, American Plastics Council; Pat Costner, author of We All Live Downstream.

For more information:

Breast Cancer Fund –San Francisco, CA

World Wildlife Fund’s Wildlife and Contaminants Program –Washington, DC

Program for Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors –Ithaca, NY

Mossville Environment Action Now –Sulphur, LA

Ecology Center –Berkeley, CA

Pat Costner, author of “We All Live Downstream” –Eureka Springs, AK

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