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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

NEWS: PVC, the poison plastic!

I love it when readers contact me! It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside that maybe you are making a difference. Such was the case recently when I was contacted by Eriq Wities and Emily Weinstein of Free Range Studios , to discuss their latest project. In case you aren't familiar with Free Range Studios, they are the production company that brought us the award winning video on factory farms called The Meatrix! Over 20 million have already seen this!

They hope to score another hit with their lastest video called: Sam Suds and the case of PVC, The Poison Plastic. This is another cleverly done cartoon spoof on how harmful PVC can be to consumers. What's worse is how this soft plastic is used in the manufacturing of children's toys!

If you aren't completely familiar with PVC, then this video and it's website is chock full of information that you need to know and ways on how you can help. Here in the USA we have a mass retailer called Target (much like a Wal-Mart), there is a call to action to get Target to phase-out PVC. Many other retailers and manufacturers have already begun the process (Wal-Mart is actually one of them, surprisingly!!.....followed by Nike, The Body Shop, and IKEA).

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice is the non-profit group that's leading the charge. One of the best things you'll find on their site are links to alternatives to PVC. Many people continue to use items because they just don't know a better alternative exists. We at CityHippy know that for every conventional way of doing things there is often a greener and better idea!


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At 4:00 PM, Blogger Matt Burge said...

'The Siberian Timebomb', the most important wake-up call since 'Silent Spring'. For more info on this BBC report track back to my blog or, go to .


I've had an answer back from the Beeb.

The report will be repeated on BBC News 24 over the weekend at the following times;
On 28 October 2006 at 05:30, 14:30 and 21:30 and on 29 October at 03:30 and
14:30 GMT.

Please see if you can.

At 12:28 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

PVC's evil, which is why I wonder if PVC water pipes are equally evil and if so, will we die from using them?

At 3:18 AM, Blogger sushil yadav said...

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.

Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.

A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.





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