How to identify BPA Free plastic
Although you can be assured that all the products featured on BPAFree are 100% BPA Free, we wanted to give you the information on how to check for BPA in other plastic products that you might be considering using.
The easiest way to check for BPA is to use the recycling triangle found on all plastic products. Categories 3 and 7 are most likely to contain BPA. Polycarbonate is found in category 7 along with some other plastics that contain BPA. Category 3 contains flexible PVC that can also contain BPA.
Our advice is to avoid these categories unless it is specifically labelled as BPA Free. Most manufacturers will label their products as BPA Free so make sure the plastic is either under a recycling category 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 or is labelled as BPA Free.
A good sign that a plastic contains BPA is its clarity and rigidity. If a bottle is rigid and clear it may contain BPA. However, BPA Free plastics such as PES are clear and rigid and also BPA free. We recommend not to use plastics that are not labelled as BPA Free, or fall in to category 3 or 7.
For more advice on BPA please contact our specialists by following the Contact Us link.