What is BPA?
What is BPA?
BPA stands for bisphenol A.
BPA is an industrial chemical used to make polycarbonate – a hard, clear plastic. It is also used to make the coating (lining) for aluminum cans and other metal packaging. It is used in thousands of materials around the world, including food and drink packaging.
Is BPA found in your packaging?
Yes, BPA is used in the linings of our beverage cans to protect the quality and taste of the beverage inside.
Is BPA safe?
The use of BPA has been reviewed in great detail by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA says BPA is safe. It poses no risk to the public at the trace levels found from its use in can linings and other consumer products.
In fact, the FDA has set a maximum tolerable intake level for BPA. The BPA we use in our beverage can lining is far below this level. For context, an average-sized adult would have to drink almost 15,000 12-oz cans of soft drinks a day to reach the FDA’s daily limit.
Do you use BPA in your bottles?
No. Our plastic beverage bottles are made from PET plastic (polyethylene terephthalate plastic). They are not made of BPA.
What is the difference between PlantBottle™ packaging and a traditional PET plastic bottle?
PlantBottle™ packaging and traditional PET are both made of PET, or polyethylene terephthalate. The difference:
- Traditional PET is made from 100% fossil-based ingredients.
- PlantBottle™ PET is made with up to 30% plant-based material – a renewable resource. It looks, feels and recycles the same way as traditional PET plastic.
Read more about our innovative PlantBottle™ packaging. We are changing the way the world thinks of plastic bottles.