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Greenmom’s Quick Guide to Safe Plastics

USE SAFER PLASTICS (look for the recycling number in the triangle at the bottom of the plastic)
#2 HDPE
#4 LDPE
#5 PP

AVOID RISKY PLASTICS (look for the recycling number in the triangle at the bottom of the plastic)
#3 PVC
#6 PS #7 Other (usually Polycarbonate or PC, which contains bisphenol-A*)

DO NOT RE-USE ONE-TIME USE PLASTIC #1

REMEMBER
Never microwave plastics
Discard plastics that are scratched, dented, old
Limit putting your plastics in the dishwasher or washing in very hot water
Do not use plastic food wrap
Do not let plastic food wrap come in contact with your food & NEVER put food wrap in the microwave


*Scientific studies show bisphenol-A can play havoc with human hormones. The chemical is associated with adverse health effects: prostate and breast cancer, immune system dysfunction, early puberty in females, and higher rates of miscarriage.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Greenmom website
Refer to the Environmental Defence Study on bisphenol-A

GREENMOM 2008

ABOUT GREENMOM

Greenmom is a movement and a company that is dedicated to changing the world by changing the way moms and families make consumer choices. They advocate for and promote choices that benefit our families’ and our planet’s health, our local community and economy, and the people who produce these goods and services. Founding mom Monique Fabregas is an aspiring martial artist, excommunicated architect, environmentalist, breastfeeding and natural parenting advocate, outdoor enthusiast and bookworm, whose passion for ethical practices and better health for her child, her family and the environment led her to the creation of Greenmom. Together with Debra Scott (Administrator & Web Developer), Danielle Arnold (Community Coordinator), and Kelly Drennan (Communications & PR) the Greenmom team prides themselves with their high ethical standards, their dedicated efforts to move towards a safer, healthier and more sustainable tomorrow for our children.

For more information or to arrange for interviews, please contact:

Green Mom
Monique Fabregas
Phone 416-485 – 9167
Email monique@greenmom.ca
Web www.greenmom.ca

 

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