Why reusing plastic food packaging can be a health hazard

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At first glance it seems practical: The herbs from the garden you want to freeze fit the washed-out margarine carton perfectly. And the empty ice cube trays can be filled up with leftover soup. However, this can be harmful to health, consumer health experts say. This is because most plastic food packaging is single-use, meaning they’re intended for a specific food and a specific purpose. If you use the packaging for something else, you run the risk of substances in the plastic contaminating your food, warns the Bavarian Consumer Advice Centre in Germany. Studies in recent years have shown that…

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