Posts Tagged by EPA

Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US.

Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US. Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As of 2013, only five artificial sweeteners are approved on the USA market. Approximately 15% of the total United States population above the age of 2 years use artificial sweeteners, knowingly or not (From: NIH.gov). Artificial […]

BPA and ways to avoid it

WHAT IS BPA? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins used in nearly every industry. BPA is a reproductive, developmental, and systemic toxicant (From: EPA). Environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens) are a diverse group of chemicals that mimic estrogenic actions. Bisphenol A […]

Story of water: Hydraulic Fracturing 101

In case you are lucky not to know what Hydraulic Fracturing (or Fracking) is, I want to share this information with you. The following dry text is from EPA Hydraulic fracturing (HF) is a well stimulation process used to maximize the extraction of underground resources; including oil, natural gas, geothermal energy, and even water. The […]

Recycling Statistics from EPA

Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2008 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has collected and reported data on the generation and disposal of waste in the United States for more than 30 years. We use this information to measure the success of waste reduction and recycling programs across the country. […]

Paper vs Plastic bags

Paper vs Plastic bags, what is better for the environment? Here you can find several links to help you make an educated decision. According to EPA, both are equally bad. At this point in time, due to numerous constantly changing variables, they are unable to suggest which one of the two has the least environmental […]