Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Koch products boycott updated

With the Kochtopus buying the news again, this post has been getting traffic.

Here is a partial list of Koch products not to buy:

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products and envelopes

Georgia Pacific Building products:

Dense Armor Drywall and Decking
ToughArmor Gypsum board
Georgia pacific Plytanium Plywood
Flexrock
Densglass sheathing
G/P Industrial plasters (some products used by a lot of crafters)-
Agricultural Plaster
Arts & Crafts Plaster
Dental Plaster
General Purpose Plaster
Glass-reinforced Gypsum (GRG)
Industrial Tooling Plaster
Investment Casting Plaster
Medical Plaster
Metal Casting Plaster
Pottery Plaster

FibreStrong Rim board
G/P Lam board
Blue Ribbon OSB Rated Sheathing
Blue Ribbon Sub-floor
DryGuard Enhanced OSB
Nautilus Wall Sheathing
Thermostat OSB Radiant Barrier Sheathing
Broadspan Engineered Wood Products
XJ 85 I-Joists
FireDefender Banded Cores
FireDefender FS
FireDefender Mineral Core
Hardboard and Thin MDF including Auto Hardboard,
Perforated Hardboard and Thin MDF
Wood Fiberboard -
Commercial Roof Fiberboard
Hushboard Sound Deadening Board
Regular Fiberboard Sheathing
Structural Fiberboard Sheathing

by INVISTA:

COMFOREL® fiberfill
COOLMAX® fabric
CORDURA® fabric
DACRON® fiber
POLYSHIELD® resin
SOLARMAX® fabric
SOMERELLE® bedding products

STAINMASTER® carpet
SUPPLEX® fabric
TACTEL® fiber
TACTESSE® carpet fiber
TERATE® polyols
TERATHANE® polyether glycol
THERMOLITE® fabric
PHENREZ® resin
POLARGUARD® fiber and
LYCRA® fiber

From ProPublica (think FEMA trailers):
(David) Koch sits on the advisory board of the National Cancer Institute—a position he was appointed to in 2004 by President Bush. the National Cancer Institute had also performed a preliminary study that linked formaldehyde to leukemia, but members of Congress including Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and David Vitter, R-La., managed to delay the EPA from officially designating the chemical as a “known carcinogen.” In 2005, Koch Industries bought Georgia-Pacific, one of the world’s largest plywood manufacturers and a major formaldehyde producer. The company has donated to both Vitter and Inhofe.
Guess who is leading the tort "reform" effort. Enron and Koch then. Koch and Enron now.

7 comments:

hipneck said...

Howdy,How do you expect people to boycott things for political reasons when they buy things and ingest them knowing they are harmful to their own bodies and the Earth? You have people buying crap made in china with slave labor and toxic substances but then they whine because there are no jobs here. Its not going to happen. Most Americans are a bunch of non-thinking sheep!

larry kurtz said...

It's already happening. You of all people should know how industrial chemicals affect health.

hipneck said...

I do know and I am a very conscious shopper and have been for years.

hipneck said...

I see you got this aricle from propublica, people should also google naturalnews.com and check out this spoof
"Vaccines found to activate moron genes that cause further belief in vaccines" and other important real news.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/#ixzz1FAi7e1mm

Anonymous said...

Use Seventh Generation products, help the earth and fight Citizen United at the Same time

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110120006620/en/%E2%80%9CBusiness-Democracy%E2%80%9D-Campaign-Forms-Oppose-Citizens-United

hipneck said...

Besides buying products that are made buy "good" companies you can buy local and make a lot of your own products. My better half, Susie, makes several items that most people buy. We get all of our meat, and process our selfs, and some eggs from a Boulder valley ranching family, milk and cheese from another Boulder valley family. (This is all against Federal law of course. Check out everything I want to is illegal by Joel Salatin). She makes our soap, grinds alot of our own locally grown wheat, makes goat cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, etc, etc, etc. Local and homemade is best because you know exactly how the animals ,environment etc. are treated. You definitely vote with your dollar and being the change you wish to see is the ONLY WAY to make positive change happen.

Alex Nugent said...

Its unfortunate, but in today's capitalistic society money is really the only thing that companies (or sadly politicians) listen to. I would highly suggest you check out our new open-source product search engine, filtericious. It's intended as a product search engine that lets people attach tags (for example Koch brothers), and then filter products when making everyday buying decisions. Our hope is to make the process of "voting your money" MUCH easier. We are trying to get this project launched with a kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/filtericious/filtericious-the-open-source-search-engine
and our blog: blog.filtericious.com