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Minister supports alternatives

Although some of the biodegradable containers currently in use have tested for elevated levels of fluorine, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey says there is no need for an alarm to be raised.

He notes the same containers are also being used worldwide.

Humphrey explains fluorine is also present in different types of packaging.

Following the results of the tests, which were carried out by his ministry, he says discussions have been held with suppliers to encourage them to source containers with lower fluorine levels.

Minister Kirk Humphrey

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