BPA-FREE Plastic Bottles: What Are They?
If you’re familiar with A&S Brands, you will no doubt believe that we stand for quality designer bottles. We have a wide selection of the best plastic bottles to buy. Our reusable bottles comes in different styles and shape. Whether it be stainless steel bottles, plastic bottles with straws, sports water bottle with storage compartment and everything in-between, you will find it in our store. We also have the best reusable glass water bottles to buy in 2021. That aside, you must have heard of BPA-free bottles.
What is BPA? Which Resin Has BPA?
This is a question we get asked a lot. Which of your water bottles contain BPA and which does not? This is primarily due to several government and independent research demonstrating the dangers of BPA exposure.
While the FDA has previously said that BPA has not been proven to be particularly dangerous in food and beverage packages, many customers desire to avoid it. If you take a quick look around the Baby bottles and containers section of your local baby supply store, you’ll see a lot of things with the “BPA FREE” mark.
Finding BPA Free Plastic Bottles
While we don’t want to get into an argument over the consequences of BPA in plastic, whether direct or indirect, we do understand that many popular plastic resins used in the production of plastic bottles, jars, and jugs do not contain BPA.If you want to ensure the plastic water bottle you are buying is “BPA FREE”, you just have to review the label on the water bottle for these options: PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP, or PS. All of these resins do not contain BPA.
How can I know Plastic Bottles that are BPA Free?
If you’re looking at a plastic bottle that is BPA-free, here’s how to find out:
- Check the bottom of the water bottle for a plastic resin identification number (commonly referred to as recycling code). The symbol consists of a numeric number (from 1 to 7) surrounded by three triangle-shaped chasing arrows.
- Where you see 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6 on the label, you may be confident that the water bottle or jar is BPA-free. BPA is most likely present if the number is 3, or if the material is PVC.
- PVC is no longer utilized in most food and beverage containers, and its use as a liner material for metal can food is also declining.
- When you see the number 7, you won’t be able to tell if it contains BPA or not because 7 is the “catch-all” number for all other plastic resins.
- If the plastic bottle is made of PVC materials, you may be sure it contains BPA.
Is it possible to modify the symbol once it has been produced?
No. During the production process, identification codes for plastic bottles are embossed on the bottle. Because the emblem is engraved on the mold, it cannot be modified after the fact. Bottle manufacturers and suppliers are frequently required to provide a “Certificate of Compliance” identifying the resin used in the shipment lot by companies packaging food, beverage, pharmaceutical, or nutraceutical products in the US. Many companies with specialized production lines will additionally ask the resin manufacturer for the particular resin used.
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BPA Free Plastic Bottles Catalogs
Take a look at our plastic bottles collection below. We have a wide selection of the best plastic bottles to buy. They are BPA-free plastic bottles that are unique, amazingly beautiful and durable.