Dwindling virgin plastic demand

Here’s more bad news for plastic producers but good news for the environment.

According to ConAgra Foods, a major US packaged food manufacturer, they are planning to recycle 8 million pounds of plastic waste into new frozen meal trays for their brands Healthy Choice®,Banquet®, Kid Cuisine® and Marie Callenders® products.

I hate thinking of recycled plastics in contact with the food I eat but one must sacrifice for the sake of Mother Earth. I just hope these post consumer plastic producers do a damn good job in de-contaminating their products.

One assurance, according to ConAgra, is that the Food and Drug Administration approved the post-recycled trays as direct food contact materials. I wonder how the FDA’s guidelines in recycled plastics for food packaging compare to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)?

Back to the ConAgra news, the company said their post-recycled food trays are on store shelves this summer.
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One Response to Dwindling virgin plastic demand

  1. Biofuelsimon 20 August, 2008 at 12:23 pm #

    Humm, very nice cooking mother, but why does my microwaveable gourmet-style chicken taste of liquorice?

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