Packaging plays an undeniably important role to protect and preserve our food, to keep it fresh, clean and safe.
There are different kinds of packaging such as paper or plastic. But which material is predominantly used? We all agree here – plastic.
If you look around in every shop, all you see are plastic wrappings. Be it fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, water… Even hot coffee, tea and other drinks for on the go are served oftentimes in plastic cups.
At the same time, the plastic packaging contains a number of chemicals that can be harmful to our health if they leach into the food we eat.
They are linked to disruptions of the endocrine system, play a role in unlocking allergies and asthma, among others. The chemicals are known to disturb the hormonal balance in our bodies and are especially toxic to young children.
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