The research project “Hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging: State of the art, prioritization, and assessment” is a multi-partner collaboration led by the Food Packaging Forum (FPF). The project is funded by a grant from the charitable Swiss-based MAVA Foundation and will run from mid-2017 until mid-2019.

The aim of the project is to compile current scientific information and make it accessible to all stakeholders. A special focus will be placed on human and environmental health, as well as socio-economic impact. Further, the project will also analyze substitution options for the most hazardous chemicals.



Food Packaging Forum: Dr. Jane Muncke, Dr. Ksenia Groh, Dr. Birgit Geueke

University of Gothenburg, Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences: Dr. Bethanie Carney-Almroth, Prof. Thomas Backhaus

University of Gothenburg, Centre for Environment & Sustainability: Dr. cand. Daniel Slunge

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Environment & Health: Dr. Heather Leslie

New York University, School of Medicine: Prof. Leonardo Trasande

ChemSec International Chemical Secretariat: Dr. Anna Lennquist

CHEM Trust: Dr. Michael Warhurst