Factsheets

FPF: Food Packaging Materials and Recycling

FPF: Food Packaging Materials and Recycling

Learn about six food packaging material types including their applications, material properties, chemical safety, and end-of-life options; understand how recyclability and chemical safety of food packaging are interconnected.

FPF: Food Packaging and Human Health

FPF: Food Packaging and Human Health

Food packaging is highly essential for protecting and handling food from farm to fork. However, packaging is also a source of chemical contamination of food. This fact sheet is available in 18 different languages.

HEAL: The Problems with PFAS

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a class of thousands of “forever chemicals” constituting a global threat to public and environmental health.1

BEUC: Factsheet on FCMs

FCM producers are not required to assess – let alone minimise – potential food contaminants released from their packaging materials or products. Overall, this situation is unacceptable, and calls for a rethink of the EU’s FCM legislation to better protect European consumers.