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Mexican baked goods company Grupo Bimbo’s Organizacion Barcel subsidiary has begun using degradable metallic polypropylene packaging that is said to disintegrate within a period of three to five years after the product’s shelf life. Is this more greenwashing or a real environmental benefit? Tell us what you think: greenerpackage.com/node/1120

Minnesota has become the first U.S. state to ban bisphenol-A (BPA) from plastic baby bottles and sippy cups. From the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to the American Chemistry Council, opinions vary on the safety of BPA use for food packaging. What’s yours? greenerpackage.com/node/1085

A majority of consumers believe that contemporary packaging has become excessive. That’s the finding of a new study from Datamonitor that concludes that providing more sustainable packaging plays a significant part in meeting customers’ expectations. Is packaging getting a bum rap? Post a response: greenerpackage.com/node/1041

A national PET trade organization publicly urges restraint in the use of degradable additives in PET packaging due to recycling concerns. Tell us what you think: greenerpackage.com/node/1174

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