21 April 2016

Melamine

In the meantime as summer nears my mailbox is filled with "designer" picnic tools, such as "cheerful melamine cups"

REALLY?

vintage melamine cups by H is for Home
Melamine is a plastic that's not easily recyclable. No. I've found a couple of places that said they have recyclable melamine dishes, but that's just partially true. Melamine can be ground to pieces and re-moulded or mixed with other materials making a semi-biodegradable item, but it in itself still is not fully recyclable and definitely not biodegradable in a reasonable time.

http://www.sda-uk.org/materials/popups/plastics/problem_with_recycling.htm

Besides melamine is dangerous.

https://eatbelive.com/2011/04/19/is-melamine-dinnerware-safe/

Even if you don't overheat those dishes, they are picnic dishes are they not? So they would stand in the sun. With acidic food in them. I for one am not happy to be a lab-rat here. Thanks.

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