Tell Walmart: Get Rid of Toxic BPA
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a toxic chemical that’s making us sick. It leaches into us from plastics, paper coatings and canned foods. 90% of us carry measurable amounts of BPA in our bodies. 90% of us—that means it’s everywhere, practically unavoidable. For more information on the harmful effects of BPA, check out our blog post.
Canada and the E.U. have already banned the chemical for use in baby bottles. But our government won’t protect us, so let’s change the industry, starting with Walmart. If Walmart commits to eliminating BPA, the whole industry will be forced to change.
A recent report1 gave Walmart an F rating for their lack of efforts to phase out BPA packaging. Yet Walmart has pledged to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship.
Let’s tell Walmart to stop the corporate greenwashing—it’s time to get serious about removing BPA from their products. We'll deliver your comments to Andrea Thomas, Walmart's Senior Vice President of Sustainability.
Sign below to tell Walmart: We Want BPA-Free Products Now.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a toxic chemical with proven links to health damage. It’s present in plastics, receipt coatings and food packaging, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid, unless retailers stop carrying products with BPA.
In 2008, Walmart showed incredible leadership by banning the sale of reusable plastic bottles that contain BPA. Now, Walmart is sitting idly as other companies take charge in eliminating BPA from food packaging.
Walmart, please protect the health of your customers from a known toxic chemical: commit to removing BPA from your products. Phase out BPA in Walmart’s private-label canned goods, and ask your suppliers to do the same by changing product specifications to be BPA-free. Use BPA-free paper for receipts. Fund research for the testing and development of safe alternatives.
Your policies set industry standards and influence decisions beyond your stores. Show us that you are truly dedicated to more sustainable practices—get rid of BPA-laden products now.
The FRESH Community (undersigned)
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add your comments below for ...|
|4541||Mon May 06 23:06:07 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Tallahassee, FL|
|4540||Fri Apr 12 03:02:05 EDT 2013||Juliana Johnson||Opelousas, LA|
|4539||Sat Mar 23 16:22:28 EDT 2013||Jamie Adams||MI|
|4538||Fri Mar 22 17:51:41 EDT 2013||Barbara Hayes||Barnstable, MA|
|4537||Thu Mar 14 00:36:15 EDT 2013||Anonymous||rochester hills, MI||Please remove poisonous BPA!|
|4536||Sat Mar 09 11:15:40 EST 2013||Sarah Bacon||CO|
|4535||Sun Mar 03 02:54:14 EST 2013||Danette Hull||Highland, OH||We do not want any BPAs.|
|4534||Sat Feb 09 01:17:04 EST 2013||aaron english||vancouver, WA|
|4533||Wed Feb 06 11:52:34 EST 2013||Susan Shaw||West Point, IN|
|4532||Sun Feb 03 23:25:07 EST 2013||Lisa Levin||Crestview, FL|
|4531||Thu Nov 29 03:39:13 EST 2012||Erica Swaney||Brandon, FL|
|4530||Wed Nov 14 14:56:27 EST 2012||Erica Barry||Allston, MA|
|4529||Fri Nov 02 12:14:14 EDT 2012||Anonymous||I do not want any product that I purchase to contain BPA. I will discontinue purchasing food from Walmart until BPA is banned from your stores.|
|4528||Tue Aug 28 22:30:44 EDT 2012||Anonymous||RIchmond, VA|
|4527||Sat Aug 18 21:09:31 EDT 2012||Thomas Strott||Rutledge, GA|
|4526||Thu Aug 09 15:55:39 EDT 2012||cheri bjork||mt prospect, IL|
|4525||Sat Jul 21 15:03:48 EDT 2012||Luke Young||Minneapolis, MN|
|4524||Tue Jul 17 13:12:47 EDT 2012||Evan Spacht||Enfield, CT|
|4523||Sun Jul 15 04:06:48 EDT 2012||Ian Hoggarth||Sarnia, ON|
|4522||Sun Jun 24 23:49:00 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Seattle, WA|
|4521||Sat Jun 23 14:08:15 EDT 2012||Mary Smolinski||Ave Maria, FL|
|4520||Fri Jun 22 07:03:35 EDT 2012||Jennifer Andrews||New York, NY|
|4519||Tue Jun 12 01:39:02 EDT 2012||Jennifer Rastegar||Richmond, CA|
|4518||Sat May 26 21:20:05 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Fayetteville, NC|
|4517||Thu May 24 20:02:00 EDT 2012||Danielle Spelts||lincoln, NE|