More good news on the toxic products front.
Sears and Kmart stores in the U.S. have agreed to phase out toxic PVC plastic in products and packaging. PVC plastic is commonly known as vinyl. It is associated with a range of adverse health effects. PVC is a major source of lead, phthalates and dioxin exposure.
Environmental Defence in encouraging Sears stores in Canada to follow the U.S. lead.
Read the news release to find out more about Sears’ decision.
And, you can check out Sears’ PVC policy.
Sears joins several retailers in the U.S. that are phasing out PVC plastic, including Wal-Mart and Target.