Comments on: Safety first: Food packers shun recycled plastics, for now https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/safety-first-food-packers-shun-recycled-plastics-for-now/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:04:30 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Peter Hurrell https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/safety-first-food-packers-shun-recycled-plastics-for-now/#comment-333829 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:56:34 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1227814#comment-333829 We think that Tetra Pak is correct here. Recycled/reused plastics are more difficult to confirm their cleanliness than making new ones.

On the other hand, however, Bio-Plastics made from clean new sources are an easy solution.

We can now produce these from clean raw materials that are not primary food crops and supply these for use in this area readily and are prepared to do this for Tetra Pak if they need it.

Such plastics arte capable of being neutral to chemical oxidants in food and drinks and can be tailor-made to suit any materials being contained – even to the extent of holding discrete pharmaceutical products that demand ultra-clean product identification. This is not a new notion and furthermore by being manufactured from organic-based materials the resultant end-products can be reduced to its organic product by anaerobic digestion in consort with the container (the carton exterior) in a sympathetic disposal route.

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