Recycled plastics often contain more toxic chemicals says Greenpeace
These suggest that recycled plastics often contain higher concentrations of toxic chemicals such as flame retardants, benzene and other carcinogens than virgin plastic. Recycled plastics also contain “numerous endocrine disruptors that can cause changes to the body’s natural hormone levels”, according to the Greenpeace report.
Plastic recycling a “toxic endeavour”
Chemicals in recycled plastics have been linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and other health issues, the report says. These can affect not just the end-user of the recycled product, but also frontline communities and workers involved in the process.
Le mythe du #recyclage vertueux des #plastiques prend encore un coup.
#greenwashing ( #écoblanchiment, en bon français)