Public concerns over BPA drive manufacturers to work on BPA-free water cooler bottles.

by Nick

It seems that public concerns over BPA in baby bottles and sports bottles is finally causing manufacturers to take a close look at those 5-gallon water cooler bottles used in offices and some homes.

Yes, water cooler bottles are currently made from polycarbonate plastics, which do contain BPA.

This article from looks at how companies are responding and looking at alternative plastics for these large-size water bottles.

This quote from the article gives credence to the fact that these companies are finally bowing to public pressure.

“Joel Tickner, a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and project director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, said BPA is very much a factor in the decisions bottle manufacturers are making in order to stay in business.

“If there is a material that could be problematic and is leaching out of water bottles, do you wait?” he asked.”

As companies start to respond to the public demand for BPA-free plastic bottles, it begs the question – what is the government doing? As always, the answer is -- not a lot.

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