Today, the majority of the bottles produced by our company are made with virgin plastic and are BPA free. This includes our “single serve” bottles, ranging from 8 ounces to 1.5 Liters, and our “multi-serve” sizes, ranging from 3 Liter to our 3 and 5-gallon bottles for water coolers.
“BPA Free” is a term than can only be used with certain types of “virgin plastic” bottles, meaning bottles made only with new plastic material that has not been previously used, sterilized, and re-made into plastic pellets.
As a company, we have started to use recycled plastic in our bottles and eventually would like all of our bottles to be made with 100% recycled plastic. In this way, we can give new life to some of the existing plastic in our society, helping to keep it out of landfill and waterways. Our recycled plastic meets or exceeds all FDA guidelines and will continue to do so.
Our recycled plastic bottles are made from recycled PET (rPET) plastic that is carefully collected, screened and sorted to keep other types of plastics from entering the rPET manufacturing process. Given the nature and variability of the recycling streams, however, the rPET bottles may not be absolutely free of other types of plastic 100% of the time. Product testing clearly shows that only a very small fraction of the plastic resin that makes rPET bottles may have trace levels of other types of plastics and that any possible detection of BPA from other plastics that could be present in the collection recycling stream would be at trace levels.