|BUY BPA FREE STAINLESS INSTEAD|
Okay but before I tell you the three ways to steer clear of BPA in your containers and save our planet at the same time, when using or buying a plastic food or beverage container, be sure to check for the recycling symbol on the bottom of the item. It should look like one of these...
polystyrene) plastics, as especially when heated, these can give off toxic chemicals like styrene.
|My poor husband brought these reusable bottles home from a conference he went to and was so excited to share them with me. I checked the bottom and the recycling code was a #7! Had to tell him that we couldn't use these in our home. He was like :( For tips on recycling #7 plastics check this out.|
I easily remember the food and drink containers that are safe to use by remembering 12:45; numbers 1, 2, 4 and 5 are supposedly okay to use. According to Trusted MD.com, it is NOT recommended to re-fill plastic bottles made from #1 plastic. According to me, you should "just say no". I still stay away from #1 as much as possible and never refill or reuse a #1 water bottle. To make it as easy as possible, I really try to reduce chemical exposure for my family and reduce the amount of trash we produce by finding Eco-alternatives whenever possible.
Well I just found a great new green company called Stainless Cups which has created 3 great stainless steel Eco-products which I am tickled pink to carry in my OpenSky Environmental Booty Shop and start using in my home to reduce our chemical exposure and help save our planet.
I asked the founder of Stainless Cups why she started the company and she said...
"I started this company after a futile search for high grade stainless steel cups for my own family. I was trying to limit our plastic use for all the reasons you blog about and was unable to find anything. After a lot of research and inquiries I decided that if I was looking for this other people probably were too - so here we are!" Nichole
Well Nichole, I am so happy you did!
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