View Full Version : *spin off* Are you BPA free/semi free?
I've been thinking about this a lot lately.
Is there anyone that is BPA free?
Can you recommend some products to me?
Neither of my DD's use bottles, so that's not a problem... they do drink from plastic cups, but they aren't heated and we don't have a dishwasher, so they are just washed with 'tap hot' water.
Because I shop and cook in bulk, I use a lot of plastic storage and I think I need to do an overhaul of my plastics....
I've been thinking a bit about this too, I'm guessing I'm not entirely BPA free, but I'm more aware about the plastics I'm buying. Anything to do with my kids I will aim to get BPA free, but from my understanding BPA is only present in clear plastics? I could be wrong but I think I heard that somewhere, and is only dangerous when heated at high temps.
Do you know if the danger is just immediately following heating? Or does heating it permanently alter the chemical makeup?
I am with all of the important products that get heated like food containers and baby bottles, but I am sure I have other products in the house that contain BPA.
I'm a Tupperware demonstrator, and I get asked about BPA at almost every party I do. Tupperware just brought out an information brochure on BPA.
I try to be but I'm sure I'm not 100% so many things contain BPA.
I buy water and I buy one where the packaging has no BPA.
I also have storage containers that have no BPA, so I can freeze and heat without issue.
So what is the answer Mrs Awesome? or do I have to book a party to find out :p lol.
Seriously, I lurve my Tuperware, please tell me it's BPA free!
One of THOSE mums!
Tupperware is the only plastic ware I own. (And love mind you).
But besides that it is purely coincidental that I am BPA free.
The biggest myth they have put to rest with tupperware products is the #7 recycle code. MUCH of the media out there tell you to avoid #7, BUT things are given that code because of mixed plastic, which *may* contain BPA - however pretty much all tupperware products with #7 (which is quite a few) have NO BPA, so it makes that much simpler.
For the rest....depending on where you are - you might just have to book a party! :laughing: kidding - thats just all I can remember without the booklet. Pretty sure the stuff that does have it in it, is at really low levels and is heavily encased, so the coating stops it from leaching out if that makes any sense.
About 99% of current Tupperware is BPA free, the only items that are not are products that are not designed to be heated such as the clear mates for your fridge etc. The heat'n'eat containers and drink bottles etc are all 100% safe.
As an additional fact, all Tupperware products are dyed using food dye rather than nasty chemicals, so the colour can't hurt you either.
Tupperware products sold in Australia are also made using only the current most strict plastic laws in the world at the time of manufacture. Usually the strictest rules are in Australia, however if for example the current law for China is the strictest, then that is the one that is followed.
Yes, we are BPA free. I also generally don't heat in plastic at all.
I heard a guy on the radio who write "death by rubber ducky" about 12 months ago and totally freaked out.
All of the babies bottles, dummies and food items are bpa free, I want to eventually change all containers etc but not sure where to start.
Jenny from Starmaid
It’s nice and simple to figure out which Starmaid products are safe for your family, as all of our product range is BPA-free and made right here in Australia! We have a great range of microwaveable and simple food storage solutions, so if you would like more information, please visit us here http://www.starmaid.com.au/
Everything I use is BPA free. It is really easy to buy everything BPA free now as most products are clearly labeled "BPA FREE" all the "take and toss" cups, bowls, cutlery ect is safe along with the Tupperware kids tumbles and little snack cups.
All the licensed plates, bowls and cups from Kmart and Coles are BPA free too.
Some of Tupperware still has BPA so I now buy"sistema" containers and storage bits. I still own pretty much everything Tupperware though :laughing:
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