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!
Free Range Studios