Blueland and Plastic Pollution Coalition Implore EPA to Regulate Dissolvable Plastic Film

The effort comes after polyvinyl alcohol was detected in breast milk

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Refillable cleaning and soap company Blueland, in partnership with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take a closer look at a popular plastic substance in laundry and dish soaps, spurred by some studies showing it has made its way into drinking water.

Polyvinyl alcohol, known as PVA or PVOH, is the dissolvable plastic film that holds the soap inside of a pod until it hits the water.

When those pods do make contact with water, the plastic film on the outside seems to disappear completely.



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