Bisphenol A (BPA)

A pharmacy in Christchurch is starting to offer bisphenol A (BPA)-free receipts. Why is it important? Ivan gave his views in the following report. https://www.pharmacytoday.co.nz/article/news/christchurch-pharmacy-moves-offer-bpa-free-receipts  

Biodegradable plastics?

As major retailers in New Zealand are removing plastic bags at checkout, Ivan gave his opinion about the plastic pollution problem and alternative ‘biodegradable’ plastic bags. Link to New Zealand Herald article https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12056933 Link to Scoop article http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1805/S00070/smc-how-biodegradable-are-bags.htm Link to Science Media Centre article https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2018/05/23/caution-urged-over-biodegradable-bags-expert-reaction/ Link to Chinese NZ Herald article http://www.chinesenzherald.co.nz/news/lifestyle/are-%27biodegradable%27-plastic-bags-any-better-for-the-planet/