“BPA-Free, With Regrets,” By Steve Hentges.
Not that many years ago, many reusable food and beverage containers on the market worldwide were made from polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate, which is made from bisphenol A (BPA), is an almost ideal material for these products since its clarity is comparable to glass, making it easy to see what’s inside, and it’s virtually shatter-proof – an important attribute for consumer products that could be dropped. For years though, BPA has attracted considerable attention from scientists, environmental activists and the media. Now, as a result of that attention, few of these products are made from polycarbonate and a variety of alternative materials are used instead. Read more.