Plastic ice cream boxes look very practical and many do not throw them away after eating all the contents. They are nicely washed and later can be used to hold lunches or freezing food. But such practices greatly endanger human health.
Namely, empty ice cream boxes can transfer chemicals to the foods you store in them. These include chemicals such as UV stabilizers, plasticizers or substances found in plastic and can be transferred from plastic to food, experts explain.
Dangerous at high temperature
Manufacturers guarantee the worry-free use and consumption of the ice cream that is in the box, but when emptied, the box must be thrown in the trash. Boxes are especially dangerous if they are washed with hot water or heated in a microwave.
They are designed only for ice cream and nothing else. Therefore, do not store food that is different in composition from ice cream and can “bite” plastic. Rather, get special plastic containers made specifically of food-safe and reusable plastic.