I was recently told quite emphatically that "Storing meat in plastic makes it spoil faster"
I suspect that this is an old wives tale, but haven't been able to find anything that either proves or disproves the statement.
I was told that it's true whether it's plastic from packaging(say, plastic bags for sliced ham, a chicken in cling-film...anything.) or if the meat is being stored in Tupperware.
Assume that the meat is stored in a fridge.
It wasn't suggested that it was caused by anything leaching from the plastic, like BPA.
If this is either true or false, I would really like to know why?
Bonus Question: If it's not true, are there some reasons why someone might think that it is? Built up smell? Different moisture level?