Thursday, July 12, 2007

DON'T reuse food and water containers!!!

Do not reuse plastic food and water containers. “Takeaway plastic food containers used in eating outlets are disposable items and designed for single use only. The chemicals that were found in the plastic was styrene monomer, bisphenol A (BPA), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyle phthalate (BBP), di- 2-ethylexyl adipate (DEHA) and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).

In my opinion, I think citizens of Malaysia should bring their own reusable plastic food containers such as cups, plates, bowls, bottles and boxes used in household kitchens for repeated storage of food because these containers have attributes such as sturdiness and thermal stability.

Takeaway food containers which were labelled “microwave safe” for reheating should not be reused.

As for mineral water plastic bottles, it is not advisable to keep on reusing them.

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