Is Plastic Recycling Safe ?

Title: Is Plastic Recycling Safe ?
Publication Type: Research Reports
Year of Publication: 2024
Abstract: Toxics Link has released a new study, entitled “Is Plastic Recycling Safe?”, taking a deeper look into recycled plastic products in circulation today. The study tested a variety of products made from recycled plastic, ranging from children’s toys to food containers, finding that an alarming number of them contained toxic chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol A.This is a major cause of concern as these products often come in direct or indirect contact with human mouths, which can cause detrimental health effects. The study shows that these chemicals persist through the recycling process, proving that recycling in its current form is not a sustainable option for plastic waste treatment.