Types of Plastic Used for Bottles - PET Plastic Safety
PET Plastic Bottles
We only use "PET plastic" containers, bottles or jars. PET, or sometimes PETE, stands for polyethylene terephthalate. It is a plastic resin that is the combination of two monomers - ethylene glycol and purified terephthalic acid. These types of plastic bottles are safe for packaging both food and non-food products. PET is prefered because of its durability, thermo-stability, and transparency; while being recyclable. Its safety stems from the fact that PET is an extremely stable, tough, and an inert polymer. Similar to glass, it is durable and resistant to attack from various microorganisms. It does not react with food or skin care products or degrade biologically. PET plastic does not shatter when damaged or broken
BPA In Plastic
PET plastic does not contain BPA. BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a common chemical found on plastic bottles labeled with the plastic code "7." PET is the kind of plastic marked with "1" which can be seen at the near bottom of most bottles.