Food Packaging

Cloves and silver make for better food packaging

The petroleum-based plastic film typically used in food packaging is difficult to clean up and recycle, and it remains in landfills for many years …

The west’s throwaway culture has spread waste worldwide

Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how<p>In 2003, I was told by a restaurant owner on a Thai island that local fishermen …

Recycling

The way junk food packaging tricks you into ditching your diet

<i>By Emily Drooby, Buzz60</i><p>Ever walk into a convenience store and see all of the colorful candy packages? Well, it turns out you're basically walking …

Junk Food

Send us your tips for reducing food packaging waste

Guardian Cook is looking to source tips on keeping food packaging waste to a minimum. Share yours via GuardianWitness<p>For Cook’s green issue next week, we’re asking: how do you keep your use of food packaging to a minimum?<p>Have you picked up any clever tips in using or recycling packaging? Let us in …

Food Security

Study: Fast food packaging contains chemicals harmful to human health, environment

Earlier this month, news broke of a study that found potentially health-harming chemicals in a variety of fast food packaging. Upon hearing such …

Fast Food

Fast Food Packaging Worries

Chances are good that if you’re a reader of this website, you don’t eat fast food on a regular basis. But nobody’s perfect. Perhaps, every now and …

Fast Food

EU awards €7.7 million to Israeli-led project prolonging food shelf life

The European Union recently awarded €7.7 million to the international NanoPack Project, led by the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, to …

Israel

The Scary Way Your Fast Food Packaging Could Be Making You Sick

You’re probably under no illusion that fast food is good for you or the environment. Burgers dripping with grease, sourced from factory-farmed meats …

Fast Food

This company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> To tackle Thailand's mounting trash problem, one company is turning to the country's plant life.<p>Universal Biopack makes packaging that it sells to restaurants and manufacturers. But rather than plastic, it uses a mixture of bamboo and cassava, crops that are widely found across …

Business

Surprisingly, This Is The Most Unhealthy Part Of Your Takeaway

No, not the ocean of BBQ sauce<p>Junk food in 2017 is an untamable monster, with three layer burgers and triple fried chips becoming standard fare in …

Junk Food

Surprisingly, this is the most unhealthy part of your takeaway

Somehow not the ocean of BBQ sauce<p>Junk food in 2017 is an untameable monster, with three layer burgers and triple fried chips becoming standard fare …

Junk Food

Ketchup or PFAS with those fries? Researchers raise concerns about chemicals in fast food packaging

As if cheeseburgers, fries and microwave popcorn weren’t enough of a dietary worry, now you have another concern<p>As if cheeseburgers, fries and microwave popcorn weren’t enough of a dietary worry, now comes word that fast food packaging is also a cause for concern.<p>In a paper published last week, …

Fast Food

Now Even Fast-Food Packaging Is Bad For You | Fast Company

A new study has found that a significant percentage of food packaging contains PFASs, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are combinations of carbon and fluorine (and sometimes other chemicals) that are used to create nonstick surfaces, both on cookware and in packaging, where it’s able …

Black Market

Toxic chemicals in one-third of fast-food packaging: study

Fast food isn’t exactly known for its health benefits, but a new U.S. study suggests even the packaging may be harmful.<p>That’s because the study found one-third of fast food packaging contains chemicals known as PFASs (for polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances) that give it stain-resistant, …

Chemicals

Fast Food Packaging Found To Be Just As Nasty As Fast Food

The same compounds that give sandwich wrappers and pastry bags their grease-repellant properties might just make you sick.<p>You’re probably under no …

Health

Fast-food wrappers are full of chemicals

The processed ingredients in your burgers and fries aren't the only cause for concern in a fast-food meal.<p>When you make the conscious decision to eat …

Fast Food

Which fast-food wrappers have more dangerous chemicals than others? Study offers answers | Restaurants

The risky chemicals that keep cooking grease from leaking out of fast-food containers are widespread, according to a peer-reviewed study released …

Food Safety

Fast Food Packaging Is Apparently Dangerous

Shutterstock<p>Fast food is a huge part of American food culture (on so many levels). From street truck tacos to late-night burgers with fries, we love all things salty, greasy, and fattening — even if we know they’ll cost us later. Now, a new study suggests that we might be paying for our binges in …

Health

Burgers Aren’t the Only Fast-Food Products That Could Harm You - Bloomberg

The risky chemicals that keep cooking grease from leaking out of fast-food containers are widespread, according to a peer-reviewed study released …

FDA

Fast Food Packaging Might Be Dangerous For You

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but as it turns out, your fast food order might be coming with a side of harmful chemicals.<p>According to a new study published in the journal <i>Environmental Science & Technology,</i> many fast food chains are using wrappers that contain dangerous chemicals. For the …

Chemicals

Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers say

For more than three decades, fast-food chains have relied on the chemical industry to keep grease and oil from soaking through burger wrappers, …

Chemicals

New Reason to Avoid Fast Food: Half of Wrappers Have Chemicals Linked to Cancer

If the calorie bombs weren’t unhealthy enough already, a new study argues the packaging fast food comes in may pose additional health risks. …

Health

The unhealthiest part of your hamburger isn't what you think

We all know fast food is not good for us - greasy chips, deep-fried chicken and salty burgers may be delicious, but most of us keep them as an …

Fast Food

Are there toxins in your fast food packaging?

Many grease-resistant fast-food wrappers and boxes contain potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food, a new study contends.<p>Testing on …

Chemicals

Researchers: Fast food wrapped in chemically treated paper linked to cancers, thyroid disease

A recent study has found evidence that Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with chemicals linked to kidney and testicular …

Fast Food

Study: 33% Of Fast Food Packages May Contain Potentially Harmful Grease-Blocking Chemicals

When you grab a burger, a cookie, or a cup of coffee from a local fast food establishment, you know that it’s not necessarily the <i>healthiest</i> …

Fast Food

Chemicals Found In Fast Food Packaging

Uber Seize is a new high-end service that lets users hijack vehicles whenever and however they want.<p>WASHINGTON—Praising the federal appellate judge’s …

NFL

Researchers find ‘another reason’ to avoid fast food: Chemicals in the packaging

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Chemicals that have been associated with cancer and other health problems have been found in some fast-food packaging, according to a new study. Researchers found the substances<b>,</b> which can leach into food, in sandwich and dessert wrappers and paperboard containers.<p>“We …

Chemicals

Warning: fast food packaging and grease-proof paper contain potentially harmful chemicals

Some fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food, warns a new study.<p>Researchers found more than 20 toxic highly fluorinated chemicals, including a phased-out substance.<p>Grease-proof packaging has helped make burgers and pizzass on-the-go a less messy …

Health

Chemicals in fast food packaging

Chemicals