Geoff, you must be a complete idiot. How did you even find this website? Consider the fact that your burger was probably wrapped up in a lovely chemical (PFOS, PFOA). Gee, what about the trees that die for the sake of your burger wrapper? What about the fact that McDonald's only recycles less than 30% of it's waste when over 93% of it is recyclable?
We have a fast food packaging problem on our hands. We've unfortunately become reliant on an industry that we've made extremely wealthy, yet they haven't exactly had our best interests at heart, have they?
"FDA scientists have noted that food packaging represents the worst case scenario for PFCs to migrate into food. In one FDA study packaging released several hundred times more PFCs than cookware coated with substances like Teflon (PFOA is used in the making of Teflon).
Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of PFOS and PFOA in more than 98 per cent of US citizens' blood and 100 percent of 293 newborns surveyed.
The bill says that PFOA is considered by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be a likely carcinogen and is considered to be a chemical that induces breast tumours in animals. Also, PFOA ad PFOS have been linked to impaired growth of babies in the womb."
We need federal laws. Pronto! No fast food restaurant is going to do the right thing and dip into their profits unless they are forced to do so.