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VIDEOS on Glass Recycling Day & Over-packaging With Plastic, Why Plastics And Endometriosis Are Not Good Companions, & Facebook Groups Of Interest!

I just joined the Keep it Organic group on Facebook.

I discovered Keep it Organic group after Vanessa Posada has posted about it on another Facebook group: Fake Plastic Fish.

Both are interesting Facebook groups so check them out!

Anyway, the Keep it Organic group recently uploaded a new video for Glass Recycling Day called “Glass Can’t Recycle Itself”. (Had I known about Glass Recycling Day (which was December 10, 2008), I would have posted about it sooner but I’m figuring “better late than never”).

In any event, here is the winner of the Recycle Glass Day YouTube competition:

(Per YouTube, this stop motion video was posted on YouTube on November 11, 2008 and produced for GPI’s Glass Recycling Day PSA by Michigan State University)

For more information about glass recycling:

Glass Packaging Institute

The link below is the source for the information below it titled “Toxic Link to Endo”:

The Endometriosis Association

Toxic Link to Endo:


Endometriosis is an endocrine and immune disease that affects an estimated 89 million women and girls around the world, regardless of ethnic or social origin. The incidence of allergies, asthma, and chemical sensitivities in women with endometriosis is higher than in the general population. Women with endometriosis are also at higher risk for autoimmune diseases and certain types of cancers.
The connection with chemical toxins-

Dioxin is a toxic byproduct of industrial and consumer processes that involve chlorine or incineration of chlorine-containing substances, such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as “vinyl”) plastics. The main sources of dioxins are medical waste incineration, municipal waste incineration, chemical and plastic manufacturing, some pesticides, and pulp and paper bleaching. PVC disposable medical devices, such as IV bags and tubing, are a major concern because they become medical waste, which is often incinerated. Dioxins formed during incineration are released into the air and travel via air currents, contaminating fields and crops. Cattle and other livestock eat the crops and the dioxin enters their tissue. Humans then eat the contaminated animal products.

In the early 1990s, the Endometriosis Association found that 79% of a group of monkeys developed endometriosis after exposure to dioxin in their food during a research study over ten years earlier. The severity of endometriosis found in the monkeys was directly related to the amount of TCDD (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin – the most toxic dioxin) to which they had been exposed. Monkeys that were fed dioxin in amounts as small as five parts per trillion developed endometriosis. In addition, the dioxin-exposed monkeys showed immune abnormalities similar to those observed in women with endometriosis.

I came across this 1 minute video on YouTube and just had to share it.

Here is the YouTube description of it: Winner of Friends of the Earth’s Best One-minute green film award.

Director Ulla Jacobsen (Denmark) on her entry: “Over-packaging of children’s toys takes on absurd dimensions…”

What our judges said:

“Simple story, simply told” – David Sproxton
“Brilliant film. Perfect! The best!” – Dilly Gent
“Good concept” – Andrew Macdonald

This post was a bit of a hodge-podge about glass recycling, some interesting Facebook groups, and the dangers of plastic manufacturing and incineration to people’s health (specifically in regard to endometriosis but also impacting other conditions).

Reducing, reusing, and recycling is so important!

Finally, don’t forget to check these out!!!

(1) The Together We Can Cure Endometriosis Facebook group

(2) The “Jeanne’s Endo Blog” Blog Network on Facebook

I look forward to seeing you on Facebook. There are many worthwhile groups there.

This article was posted by Jeanne via “Jeanne’s Endo Blog” at

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