Are your plastic bottles BPA-free?

Single Serve non-recycled PET bottles and 5-gallon bottles for Water Coolers

All of our “single-serve”  bottles from 8 ounces to 3 liter that are made from non-recycled PET #1 plastic, as well as our 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon bottles made from non-recycled HDPE #2 plastic, are completely BPA-free.

rPET Bottles

Our rPET bottles are made from recycled PET 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, a small fraction of rPET bottles may contain trace levels of other types of plastics which, in turn, could result in trace levels of BPA in the low parts per trillion range. For this reason, we consider our rPET bottles virtually BPA free.  All of our 5-gallon bottles are now made of PET #1 plastic, which is BPA-free. 

3-gallon bottles for Water Coolers

Our 3-gallon bottles are currently made from polycarbonate #7 plastic, a strong, clear and reusable type of plastic.  In tests, water packaged in our polycarbonate bottles has been found to contain trace levels (less than 1 part per billion) of BPA.   Based on consumer preference, we are planning to transition our 3-gallon bottles to BPA-free plastic bottles in the future.  


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