Posted on December 23rd, 2009 by roxxyroller in Giveaways Canada.
We know too much plastic ruins the earth. And plastics containing BPA ruin our health.
BPA is short for bisphenol A, and studies have shown that it can cause cancer and other medical illnesses in animals.
Well, some companies are pioneering the move to BPA-free products, to keep us humans safe.
We’ve seen reference to the dangers plastic poses to marine life and wildlife, garbage that we humans directly and indirectly deposit in the oceans or on the earth, but how clearly have we received the message? Not clearly enough it seems!
Once animals, marine life or wildlife ingest plastic, thousands of spines lining the throat and esophagus make it nearly impossible to regurgitate. The plastic can lead to partial or even complete obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in decreased digestive efficiency, energetic and reproductive costs and, for some, starvation.
Plastics ingestion doesn’t always cause death, but there are clearly health risks!
The frustrating, yet hopeful aspect is that humans can easily begin addressing the solution, without major lifestyle changes.
It’s as simple as reducing packaging and moving towards alternative, biodegradable materials and recycling.
And this is why I am certainly grateful for the company called “Life Without Plastic”!!
About this wonderful company, a blurb from their website:
Who We Are: Activists for a Plastic Free Planet
“We launched Life Without Plastic (“LWP”) in 2006 after several years of daydreaming about how to make a contribution to reducing the large quantities of plastic that are consumed every second of every day around the world. We played with ideas for raising awareness about the issue.
We wanted to address the environmental disaster that the consumption of plastic is causing, and the damage that leaching plastic can cause to human and animal health. We quickly realized that before we could effectively help people reduce their plastic consumption, we had to be able to point them toward non-plastic alternatives that could replace the plastic items currently used in day-to-day life. When Life Without Plastic was created, very few alternatives existed in the North American market, especially for food and drink containers. Our son was born in 2003, and he was the catalyst.
He made us look more actively for alternatives in North America and in other countries around the world. This is how Sanctus Mundo, our unique product brand, came into existence.
Fast forward three years to 2009 and here we are. There are now many more alternatives to plastic products available thanks, for example, to the tremendous media attention on bisphenol A over the past two years. Yet one thing we are noticing is that the quality of these alternatives varies significantly. There are some wonderful new products created with a real concern for quality, health, the environment, and workers conditions.
But there are other products out there that are unsafe. For example, not all stainless steel is created equal, and as with many things, price is often an indicator of quality.
As we continue to fulfill our goal of making available more and more high quality alternatives to plastic products, we are now able to begin focusing increased attention on an equally important element of our mission: raising awareness about plastics issues by providing solid science– and experience-based information and showing people, one person at a time, the beauty and simplicity of a life without plastic.”
Chantal & Jay
Co-Founders & Co-Owners
This great company carries all sorts of alternatives to plastic, making the environment such a better place.
They sell all kind of sweet products, including:
I was sent to review, a Stainless Steel Airtight Watertight Food Storage Container as well as a Stainless Steel Hot Meal Container which are both phenominal!! Both work EXCELLENT! Ask hubby, he robbed them for work and wants to order more in other sizes!!
Such high quality products at extremely low prices!! I would recommend this company to anyone, you just cannot go wrong with Life Without Plastic!
The very kind and generous folks over at Life Without Plastic wants to give 1 lucky CoolCanucks reader the chance to win the exact same 2 items that I was sent to review! You will be just as pleased as I am with these awesome products and will want to order more!!
*****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of people are not following the rules, and their entries are simply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you cannot follow my rules here, then your comments are simply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****
1) Head on over to Life Without Plastic and tell me in a comment what item or items that you love best!
2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to CoolCanucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must verify the subscription in your email too, as I will check! Not verified = disqualification, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you subscribed with in your comment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!
3) And thirdly for any entries to count, follow CoolCanucks Via Google Friend Connect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!
******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your comments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************
————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————
EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)
Follow @coolcanucks on Twitter! Leave me your twitter name!
Tweet this contest linking to @coolcanucks and Life Without Plastic! Leave me the Status Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a comment each time with the Tweet Status Link*
Become a Facebook Fan of Life Without Plastic! Leave me your Facebook name please.
Become a Registered CoolCanucks Member in our forum and leave me your username there!
Blog, Stumble, Digg or share this giveaway on any open public forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments
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Refer a friend to CoolCanucks Forum – do not sign yourself up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the referral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!
Purchase anything from Life Without Plastic for the duration of the giveaway and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!
**Giveaway open to both Canadian as well as US Residents and expires on February 25th, 2010**
A HUGE thank you to Life Without Plastic for sponsoring us with this GREAT Contest here at CoolCanucks!!
Congrats to #617
February 25th, 2010 at 3:36 pm
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