Bisphenol-A (BPA) – Not in our Products

What is Bisphenol-A (BPA)?

 

Dispelling a Common Misconception

Customers often ask, “Are all your plastic bottles BPA free?”
The answer is, Yes.

Bisphenol-A (BPA) – Not in our Products.
Over the years there has been quite a bit of confusion as well as distortion of facts which unfairly sheds a negative light on PET plastic.
We love PET bottles and jars because of their glass-like clarity.  They are also lightweight, non-breakable, and with a recycle code of 1, a cost-effective, environmentally friendly option for packaging many types of products including foods as well as bath and body items.
People generally assume that PET plastic bottles contain BPA’s.  This is simply not the case.  The reality is that Bisphenol-A is used to make polycarbonate.  It is not an ingredient used to make PET (polyethylene terephthalate) or HDPE (high-density polyethylene).
Just in case you are wondering if the T in PET stands for terephthalate, meaning that it contains phthalates, it does not.  While Terephthalate is a subset of phthalates, it does not have the ability to leach into the contents of the container.  Simply put, while they may be from the same family, they are not the same thing.
You can rest assured that PET is an inert plastic and does not leach harmful materials into its contents.  Whether it be food or beverage, or lotions, gels, creams and such, the PET container has been safely used for many years and has undergone rigorous testing under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines which include extreme heat as well as freezing to ensure its safety.  PET containers are perfectly suitable for storage and reuse.

Why We Choose PET Packaging

There is absolutely no truth to the internet-circulated rumors that dioxins are leached from frozen PET bottles into bottle contents.  Likewise, the idea that PET bottles leach chemicals when heated in hot cars.  This fear-mongering allegation is not based on any science and is unsubstantiated by any credible evidence.  The rumor, perpetuated by emails, has become an urban legend, but it just isn’t so.  Dioxin is a chlorine-containing chemical that has no role or presence in the chemistry of PET plastic. Furthermore, dioxins are part of a family of chemical compounds typically formed only by combustion at temperatures well above 700 degrees Fahrenheit—not at room temperature or below.

We choose PET packaging because it is safe, recyclable, convenient and completely suitable for our bath and body products.

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