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.

First results will be presented at the SETAC Europe conference on May 15, 2018.



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, Dr. Pedro Inostroza

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

Dr. Maricel Maffini, independent consultant, Baltimore, MD, USA

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

ChemSec International Chemical Secretariat: Dr. Anna Lennquist, Dr. Jonathan Kleimark

CHEM Trust: Dr. Michael Warhurst, Dr. Anna Watson

previously involved in the project: Dr. Heather Leslie, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands.