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Dating pop bottles

Most types of plastic bottles are safe to reuse at least a few times if properly washed with hot soapy water.But recent revelations about chemicals in Lexan (plastic #7) bottles are enough to scare even the most committed environmentalists from reusing them (or buying them in the first place).

BPA can also wreak havoc on children’s developing systems.Advertising trays and glasses from breweries are also on our list of wants.Spirits Bottles: Early bottles embossed or labeled with spirit names such as gin, whiskey, rum, bourbon, or rye are always of interest.But using them is nonetheless far from environmentally responsible: The nonprofit Berkeley Ecology Center found that the manufacture of plastic #1 uses large amounts of energy and resources and generates toxic emissions and pollutants that contribute to global warming. Another bad choice for water bottles, reusable or otherwise, is plastic #3 (polyvinyl chloride/PVC), which can leach hormone-disrupting chemicals into the liquids they are storing and will release synthetic carcinogens into the environment when incinerated.And even though PET bottles can be recycled, millions find their way into landfills every day in the U. Plastic #6 (polystyrene/PS), has been shown to leach styrene, a probable human carcinogen, into food and drinks as well.The 111 Navy Chair debuts at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Through partnership with Emeco, the iconic Navy Chair gets a fresh spin, in a new material.

Studies have indicated that food and drinks stored in such containers—including those ubiquitous clear water bottles hanging from just about every hiker’s backpack—can contain trace amount of Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that may interfere with the body’s natural hormonal messaging system.

The same studies found that repeated re-use of such bottles—which get dinged up through normal wear and tear and while being washed—increases the chance that chemicals will leak out of the tiny cracks and crevices that develop over time.

From New York to California, there were thousands of liquor dealers and distilleries before Prohibition.

We wish to purchase examples from nearly any of these firms.

Beer Bottles: Pre-Prohibition beer bottles (made prior to 1920), embossed or labeled, are always of interest.