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9th May 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Dear Boss,
Nice one Baskar.
Using of PET bottles are inevitable nowadays. Even most of the school going children are using them.
Better mention that what nos are to be used ?
No 1 and 2 can be usable, I hope so.
9th May 2011 From India, Selam
Dear All,
Like plastic bottles, the menace of plastic bags are also to be debated.
When you are buying some food items from your neighbour shop or from a hotel , watch the following..
1) The shop keeper or the supplier pull out a plastic bag- most of them are less the 40 microns -which are harmful to health and environment.
2) Most of the time they blow the bag to expand. See how much of the germs are injected inside the bag from his month?
3) The food items ordered are in heat condition or made up to hot before inserting them inside the bag. Imagine the bags made out with less micron yield some plastic components, which are dissolved and mixed into the food stuff directly because of heat.
I am adding few files and the recent Govt Rules on plastic bags.
Excellent HR Services.
10th May 2011 From India, Selam

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Thank you Mr. Sethupathy for your Value Addition. Indeed, these are very useful articles to all our members, and hope all our members will make use of it. Keep on sharing the knowledge
10th May 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Dear All,
Go through the file that supporting the plastic usage and answering all the queries raised in the action-sheet of my earlier post.
This article by plastic manufacturers talking about the reusable and safe use of plastic bags......
Your comments on plastic usages, please.
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10th May 2011 From India, Selam

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Please check the following thread also.
Hope it will be useful to all members.
11th May 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Thank you Varsha for your motivational comments, which keeps us to post more. Keep on encouraging dear. Please see the RTI Rules thread and save the same for your reference Varsha.
31st May 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Did you ever drink from a plastic bottle and see a triangle symbol on the bottom with a number inside?

Do you know what the number stands for? Did you guess that it's just for recycling?Then you are WRONG !!!!!!

THE NUMBER TELLS YOU THE CHEMICAL MAKE UP OF THE PLASTIC..... .1. Polyethylene terephalate (PET) 2. High density polyethylene (HDPE) 3. Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or Plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PPVC) 4. Low density polyethylene LDPE 5. Polypropylene (PP) 6. Polystyrene (PS) or Expandable polystyrene (EPS) 7. Other, including nylon and acrylicCheck out this chart that breaks down the plastic, its uses and chemical makeup.

What you are not told is that many of the plastics used are toxic and the chemicals used to create a plastic can leach out of the plastic and into the food and drink.

Think about it, how many times have you or a friend said I dont like this, it taste like the plastic bottle ......


The WORST are # 3, 6, and 7 !!!

DO NOT USE THESE NUMBERS if stated at the bottom of the bottle!!

Reusing plastic bottles by refilling them is NOT a good idea.
13th July 2011 From India, Bangalore
Really an excellent information. We all need to take care of this while purchasing the water bottle henceforth.
14th July 2011 From India, Pune
Thank You for your information,
But few days before in one training, the trainer has told us that-
the bottle with no. 1 is not good for health
& instead of no. 1 we have to use no. 3 bottles.
Now i am realy confused. If you have any idea about what we can use, please reply as i want to purchase new bottles for my office staff.
Thank You in advance,
14th July 2011 From India, Mumbai
Dear Gladish,
thank you very much for this useful n healthful insight in this callous intentions of the bottle manufacturers, no one cares about the lives and what they are eating n drinking, every one is too busy in raking in the moolah at others expense.
There was a recent study which puts some light on the plastic packed food as well, the packaging plastic is made of a chemical which induces feminine qualities in males.
So ppl its a request to please look in to the matter of food you all are consuming n trust me ignorance is not a bliss when it comes to health, as the saying goes "you are what you eat".
Warm regards,
Abhinav Gautam.
14th July 2011 From India, Pune
Really an excellent information. We all need to take care of this while purchasing the water bottles.
15th July 2011 From India, Hyderabad
I think, you are referring wrong numbers. I do not materials for rating 1 to 7. However, one of message I received last year and it is saying use only bottle which is marked above 3 and 7 marked bottle is excellent to use.

15th July 2011
Yes Ajit, I am also got confused because i am also having information like you said that above 3 are good. And asked here earlier also. But i think nobody is having the information. Kirti.
15th July 2011 From India, Mumbai
Yes Very Good Information, what is the alternative to plastic bottles & plastic covers everybody knows it is dangerous. We are not able to ban it.
15th July 2011 From India, Madras
Dear Lakshmi
If there is no number means it was made without any authorisation and approval from Government. Because the numbering system was made by Standards Practice, as the manufacturers are liable to declare about the ingredients they have used to manufacture the product.
16th July 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
And One more thing Lakshmi, we should not use such unnumbered bottles or plastic /polythene materials as it may be made of recycled materials and will be causing highly damage to our health.
Including the Polythene cover we are getting packed our day to day items like vegetables and provisions also will bear the number in its pack.
So Please avoid such using unnumbered plastic materials.
16th July 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Dear Gladish,
The information is very good. Sometime back I read that PET bottles should not be re-used and however bottles numbered 6 and above are safe for repeated usage. This info contradicts with that of yours. You said, #6 and #7 are worst. If you see water bottles manufactured for school children (by reputed manufacturers), the number will be 6 or 7. Can you check and reconfirm, please?
16th July 2011 From Oman, Muscat
Dear Kirti
Please see the same information in which was posted in May Month.

16th July 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
It's better that we do a Google search to check the veracity of messages that we get by email before posting. For example, accrording to Reusing Plastic Bottles Causes Cancer Hoax the resue of plastic bottles mails that we receive is a hoax.
I checked the web and found what Cancer Research UK has to say about this at Plastic bottles : Cancer Research UK
Also see Google
Have a nice day.
16th July 2011 From United Kingdom
Dear Mr. Simhan

Thank you for alerting me from circulating the wrong message by me received through e mail.

Once upon a time the subject was going like this "drinking coffee is harmful to our health" but after certain time the same has been withdrawn and got convinced and accepted by all that Daily 2 to 3 cups of Coffee will give relief to strain, even it is envisaged for relief for head ache as the coffee is containing the Coffaine.

Once upon a time using pain killer was abandoned because of its chemical composition which will cause more damage to our body. But after certain time even doctors started advising to keep Aspirin (Disprin - Soluble Aspirin) as emergency tablet and it can be used as First Aid Medicine for Heart Attack Patients while taking to hospital. But recently in a TV Programme (In Sun News Channel) a doctor in his interview he was telling that repeated usage of Pain Killers will cause Kidney failure.

Like this only the Plastic bottles causes are coming out.

As a matter of fact, nowadays, it is presumed that how much we afraid, that much the doctors will be benefitted. If we have guts to tackle, then nothing will happen to us.

Even nowadays our doctors are prescribing for Antibiotics to Indian Patients, whereas whoever coming from USA for visit or treatment in the first itself they get confirmed about the restriction in prescribing the Antibiotics for them.

There so many thing we know it is poisonous, then also we are using those materials,i.e., Agino-moto (Mono-Sodium), Cooking Soda, Food Colours, Bottled Soft Drinks (Carbonated Water), (research report was published that the Coke is having some pesticide, then also we are habituated for that. Like that, We are alerting, but due to this alert do you think our people will avoiding the usage of these items?

Reused oil is causing cancer due to polymerisation of oil while reboiling, But if we dine outside can we have the check on the quality of oil or any product used by the Hotel.

Eventhough I know these are all harmful to my health, I myself cannot avoid using the Plastic Bottles and Polythene bags, eating in Hotels, eating deep fried items in Polymerized oil, Taking Pain Killers, Drinking Coffee (early morning in empty stomach), drinking pesticide added coke, eating Chinese food made up by using Aginomoto (Monosodium), breathing polluted air (industrial area life), drinking polluted water (with the satisfaction that I am drinking UV Treated, RO Plant packed so called Mineral Water with zero mineral and zero bacteria)

If we see all these thing, then we cannot eat anything, we cannot drink anything, we cannot breath in this world and we have to die only on starvation

I have shared with our members only what I have received. These are all we are sharing because atleast some one can avoid or atleast restrict the usage of the products.

In future I will just ignore such alert messages received, and if possible I will try to implement in my family only.

I sincerely ask apology for spreading the (socalled) wrong message.

Further I seek the help of Moderators to delete the thread Truth about Plastic Bottles Initiated by me.

Thank you Mr. Simhan for your concern towards its correctness.
16th July 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Dear Bhaskar, My sincere request is dont be hurt with SOME ONE ELSE comments on your post...... If it is not that much useful, the post will not get rank of excellent more than 60% of the viewers.
Spread the good things is more important than keeping idle..
I request you to kindly continue to post such kind of issues which will be useful to think our members at least getting away from HARMFUL THINGS..........
16th July 2011 From India, Hyderabad
" is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website." Their observations about e-mail warnings we get sent, on a frequent basis, can be read at Email Health Warnings: Fact or Fiction? on
It's up to us whether to trust everything we get by email and propagate it further or not.
Have a lovely day.

16th July 2011 From United Kingdom
Dear All, New way to use the Plastic Bottle after its use, it works. Regards, Raghuadithya
18th July 2011

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Dear Raghu,
Excellent one. As you said we need to appreciate the person who found out this innovative idea. So simple, but we never thought of it..I will not waste a pet bottle anymore...
Keep up the good work
18th July 2011 From Oman, Muscat
Dear all,

The information below is authenticated and useful on the same subject.

Get to Know Your Recyclable Plastics by Number - Collin Dunn

We've all seen the little numbers living inside the telltale recycling arrows, and most of us know that they refer to the composition of the containers, which also determines whether or not they can be recycled. Recently, word has spread that some of these plastic leach toxic chemicals and nasties like hormone disruptors into whatever they are in contact with; not something you want to be putting on your lips or in your mouth. So which is which?

#1 - PET or PETE: polyethylene terephthalate is used in many soft drink, water, and juice bottles. It's easily recycled, doesn't leach, and accepted by most curbside municipal programs and just about all plastic recycling centers.

#2 - HDPE: high-density polyethylene is used in milk jugs, detergent and shampoo bottles, and, because it hasn't been found to leach, will replace polycarbonate in a new Nalgene bottle (more on that in a sec). It has also has not been found to leach, and is widely accepted and easily recycled.

#3 - PVC: Vinyl or polyvinyl chloride is a bad, bad plastic. Soft PVC often contains and can leach toxic phthalates, and can also off-gas chemicals into the air. It's used in some cling wraps (yikes!), many children's toys, fashion accessories, shower curtains, and detergent and spray bottles. To top it off, PVC isn't recyclable, either.

#4 - LDPE: low-density polyethylene is used most plastic shopping bags, some cling wraps, some baby bottles and reusable drink & food containers. It hasn't been found to leach, and is recyclable at most recycling centers (and many grocery stores take the shopping bags) but generally not in curbside programs.

#5 - PP: polypropylene can be found in some baby bottles, lots of yogurt and deli takeout containers, and many reusable food and drink containers (you know, the Tupperware- and Rubbermaid-types). It hasn't been found to leach, and is recyclable in some curbside programs and most recycling centers.

#6 - PS: polystyrene is used in takeout food containers, egg containers, and some plastic cutlery, among other things. It has been found to leach styrene--a neurotoxin and possible human carcinogen--and has been banned in cities like Portland, Ore. and San Francisco. Still, it persists and is not often recyclable in curbside programs, though some recycling centers will take it.

#7 - Everything else, and this is where the waters get a bit murky. First, and perhaps most notably, #7 includes PC, or polycarbonate, which has been making headlines lately because it's used in Nalgene's reusable water bottles and has been found to leach bisphenol A, a hormone disruptor that mimics estrogen; as such, Nalgene is switching to HDPE, a less harmful plastic.

But that's just the tip of the #7 iceberg; though you're less likely to see them in the grocery store than some of the others, the burgeoning crop of bioplastics (made from plant-based material rather than the usual petroleum base for plastic) also falls under this umbrella, for now, at least. Most common of these is PLA, or polyactide, which is most commonly made with corn, these days. It isn't easily recycled, though it can be composted in industrial composting operations--your kitchen composter most likely doesn't create enough heat to help it break down.

So, while cutting back on plastic packaging is probably the greenest way to go, when it comes to accruing new, we recommend you stick to the less toxic, more recyclable numbers.

Learn more from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's



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18th July 2011 From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
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