This is one of the paradoxes of this change: While criticism of plastic dishes was that it cannot be recycled, the UFC reveals that some substitutes sold today cannot be either. This is the case for products made from bamboo, palm or sugar cane and treated with a hydrophobic binder.
But this is not what worries the most the association which tested, with the three other European associations, 57 products bought in France, Denmark, Spain and Italy. In 66% of them were found perfluorinated compounds which are potentially carcinogenic and toxic. In addition to a direct risk to the health of users, since these compounds are in immediate contact with food, the UFC also denounces the impossibility of composting these products because “ will lead to the release of these particularly persistent substances into the soil ».