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The plastics you throw away are poisoning the world’s eggs

A suite of harmful chemicals are added to plastic and food packaging to give them desirable traits, like grease resistance or flexibility. When they burn or break down, these chemicals contaminate the surrounding environment and animals living or feeding nearby. More:

The plastics you throw away are poisoning the world’s eggs  –  Canada’s National Observer
Plastic recycling could be more dangerous than you think  –  Canada’s National Observer
Toxic Chemicals in Plastic Waste Poisoning People in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe & Latin America (Report)  –  IPEN
Plastic Recycling Schemes Generate High Volumes of Hazardous Waste (Report)  –  IPENA suite of harmful chemicals are added to plastic and food packaging to give them desirable traits, like grease resistance or flexibility. When they burn or break down, these chemicals contaminate the surrounding environment and animals living or feeding nearby. More:

The plastics you throw away are poisoning the world’s eggs  –  Canada’s National Observer
Plastic recycling could be more dangerous than you think  –  Canada’s National Observer
Toxic Chemicals in Plastic Waste Poisoning People in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe & Latin America (Report)  –  IPEN
Plastic Recycling Schemes Generate High Volumes of Hazardous Waste (Report)  –  IPEN
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