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December 26, 2012
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  Industry News 
  • Special Tierra De Agaves bottle benefits breast cancer charities
    Mexico-based Tierra De Agaves has introduced its special edition Alacran Tequila bottle, which features a soft-touch pink matte and will be available during the holiday season. Proceeds from the bottle's sales will go to several breast cancer awareness charities. The bottle can be purchased in Colombia, Hong Kong, Mexico, New York and Texas. Drinks Business Review (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Recycling & Sustainability 
  • U.K. agency pushes producers to meet glass recycling rules
    U.K. companies that haven't met their glass recycling obligations must do so for 2012 or face penalties, according to Defra, the agency charged with enforcing environmental rules. "If there are instances of non-compliance identified at the end of the year, the Agencies will take appropriate enforcement action," Defra said in a letter. (U.K.) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Eco-innovation helps companies boost profit
    Business-model innovation is the missing link between corporate sustainability efforts and improved bottom-line performance, experts say. A study found that half of companies whose CSR efforts led them to change three or four elements of their business model saw a significant profit boost, against just 37% of companies that changed only a single element of their business model. MIT Sloan Management Review online (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • BPA's year in review
    This year, bisphenol A was banned for children under 3 in France, Sweden and Belgium, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the chemical in sippy cups and baby bottles, and a petition against it was circulated by the group Breast Cancer U.K. The new year will bring a risk assessment of BPA by the European Food Safety Authority. (France) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GPI News 
  • History of BPA safety explored in new book
    A new book by Sarah Vogel, health director at the National Defense Fund, answers questions about the safety of bisphenol A, including whether it poses a threat to humans. "From the 1950s to the present, I uncover how science and political power shape conflicts and decisions over the risks and safety of chemicals that make up the modern world," Vogel said. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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