Takeout Lunches Generate Obscene Amounts of Packaging Waste

Eating on the go is costly not only to our wallets, but also to the environment. Eating lunch on the go generates nearly 11 billion pieces of packaging waste every year – and that’s in Britain alone. New research by environmental charity Hubbub has found that workers buy takeout lunches …

Study Finds New Reason to Ban Plastic: It Emits Methane in the Sun

The proliferation of plastic pollution has led to concerns over its impact on marine life and human health as the toxins it absorbs and emits move up the food chain. Now, a new study reveals yet another potential plastic hazard: It releases greenhouse gasses. The study, published in PLOS One …

These Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging Are Getting Into Your Meals

On a busy weeknight, takeout and fast food are easy dinner time solutions. But your family’s favorite on-the-go meal may come with a side of toxic fluorinated chemicals. Per- and polyfluoralkyl substances, or PFAS, are a family of greaseproof, waterproof and nonstick industrial compounds. They’re used in hundreds of consumer …