Plasticpollutioncoalition – Mar 3, 2020
Scientists from around the world agree – the chemicals in plastic packaging are contaminating our food and putting our health, particularly the health of our children, at risk.
An unprecedented report documenting over 1,000 peer-reviewed studies on the subject, called Impacts of Food Contact Chemicals on Human Health: A Consensus Statement has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Health, by the Food Packaging Forum and other scientific advisors on March 3.
This statement could not be clearer: single-use packaging isn’t just a pollution crisis– it’s a public health threat.
Plastic Pollution Coalition and the Break Free From Plastic movement join with public health advocates around the globe to call on lawmakers to:
- ensure full disclosure and traceability of chemicals used in packaging throughout the supply chain;
- restrict the use of hazardous chemicals in food packaging (and products), and prevent regrettable substitutions, and
- adopt policies that support the transition towards safe, reusable, and refillable packaging.