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May 10, 2007
Focus: Health
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST:
Let Target Know It’s Time to Phase Out PVC, the Poison Plastic!
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Join us in sending a message to Target and let them know PVC plastic is out of style and encourage them to develop a plan and timeline to phase out PVC.
We'll wear Hazmat suits, hold signs and banners and leaflet Target customers and passersby.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24th, (Noon – 2:00pm)
WHERE: Target, Atlantic Terminal, 139 Flatbush Ave at Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn,  Take the N to Pacific St, M, R, B, D to Atlantic Ave-Pacific St,  Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 Atlantic Ave, C to Lafayette Ave, G to Fulton St, or LIRR to Atlantic Terminal.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Wetlands Activism Collective   Vmail: (347) 293-2217
Email: activism@wetlands-preserve.org        Web: www.wetlands-preserve.org

Target and PVC:  Target's aisles are filled with products made from chemicals linked to cancer. They sell many common products such as shower curtains, children's toys and baby products made out of or packaged in polyvinyl chloride, the poison plastic. PVC products are dangerous to our health and environment from start to finish -- in the factory, at home, and in the trash -- releasing poisonous chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.

The production of PVC products requires toxic chemicals, including cancer-causing vinyl chloride monomer and ethylene dichloride. Target’s chic PVC products are useless without the addition of toxic additives. Children chewing on vinyl toys can be exposed to chemicals linked to reproductive harm. These chemicals are so bad they’ve been banned from use in toys in Europe. The familiar new shower curtain smell is poisonous chemicals being released from the curtain in your home. PVC products sold by Target cannot be effectively recycled due to the many different toxic additives in the product, which can contaminate the recycling batch. Just one PVC bottle can contaminate a recycling load of 100,000 recyclable bottles!

The good news is safe and cost effective alternatives exist. Unfortunately, Target lags behind other retailers in taking action on PVC. Last year, Wal-Mart committed to phase out private label PVC packaging in two years. Other companies phasing out PVC include Nike, Microsoft, Ikea, H&M, and Johnson and Johnson.
Learn more by visiting: www.besafenet.com/pvc

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Posted: May 10, 2007 7:32am

 

 
 
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