A new test study found chemicals of concern in popular non-plastic disposable products, many of which are marketed with unsubstantiated and misleading claims of being green, natural and “100% biodegradable”.
When the Swedish Chemicals Agency tested different food packaging, it found that over 80% contained DEHP – a highly toxic chemical that is severely restricted in other consumer products.
ChemSec’s Alice Hyllstam set out to buy a new frying pan and wanted to choose a safer product. Easier said than done. What was supposed to be a simple purchase went on to become a quest to find out if the frying pan contained PFAS.
EU’s food contact materials legislation is up for evaluation, and last month, the EU Commission’s public consultation on the matter came to a close. The current legislation has a whole lot of room for improvements, so naturally ChemSec took the opportunity to comment on it during the consultation.