The Chairman of the Emirates Consumer Protection Association (EPA), Mohamed Khalifa bin Uzair Al Muhairi, has asked the competent authorities in the UAE to oblige companies producing black plastic bags to put warning labels on them warning them that they are not suitable for preserving food.
Al Muhairi told Emirates Today that in some cases these bags are made of waste or plastic that is harmful to public health because they are made of polyvinyl chloride and are recycled with waste and vinyl chloride is also used. Toxic that causes cancer cell activity.
Al-Muhairi stressed the Society's keenness to spread the necessary awareness in this area, in order to avoid the consequences of these practices of the consequences of ominous, pointing out that there are many habits that may be practiced by some in dealing with food preservation ignorant of the results, and these habits may be very dangerous Public health, and life-threatening as well.
He explained that one of these customs is the use of bags dedicated for garbage in the preservation of food and food, especially meat, which is noted by the Assembly during the period of Eid al-Adha, and the subsequent, in some areas, stressing that this is a very dangerous practice practiced by some ignorance or recklessness.
Al Muhairi added that putting warning labels on the bags would be very beneficial to consumers and would alert them to the damage caused by the use of these bags.
"It is known that plastics made of chemicals can harm a person's health, and proper use of packaging reduces the transmission of these materials," he said, noting that the wrong way to preserve food may be a cause of disease without knowing.
Damage to the use of plastic materials in food storage is recognized, but continuing awareness campaigns and following up markets and outlets of consumer goods remain vital to ensure that users comply with the health rules that were found to protect them, he said. The framework of its constant endeavor to monitor markets and follow up on anything that may pose a danger or harm to the health and safety of the consumer.
Al Muhairi stressed the importance of producing 100% eco-friendly and safe bags, free from harmful substances to human health and the environment, and toxic substances, adding positive value to the service provided to consumers.
Black bags are made in cases of waste or plastic that are harmful to public health.