Towards Toxic-Free Food PackagingVictor Alonso
Over recent years, consumer groups have uncovered toxic chemicals in all sorts of food packages, ranging from disposable bowls and plates to paper napkins and coffee cups. The latest test, released on 27 May, found persistent chemicals in non-plastic tableware, such as paper straws and palm leaf plates. Over half of sampled packages contained one or more unwanted chemicals above recommended levels (53%). Such findings raise serious concerns for the protection of both our health and the environment.