Another possible source of BPA leaching is your favorite 5 gallon water jugs delivered to your home every month. I’ve been using a home water delivery service since 2005. Who knows what kind of plastic jugs I’ve been receiving. It was so long ago I can’t remember if I knew about BPA in those 5 gallon plastic jugs or not.
Today, I contacted my water delivery service, DrinkMoreWater, to check if I’ve been receiving BPA free bottles or not. I was little worried because I saw an online ad from the company saying that there was a $5 surcharge if a customer wanted BPA-free plastic bottles. I contacted them to get some answers about their bottles and here is what I got.
Reply from the delivery manager
Hi Bo, Thank you for your email! The bottles you receive are BPA free. The way you can tell if you have one of our BPA free bottles is the handle on the bottle is dark blue and the recycling symbol on the bottom of the bottle is a # 1. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks
You are being charged for the regular bottles but receiving the BPA free bottles. We haven’t changed your pricing since you have been a long time customer.
Reply from the president
Bo – we only use 100% BPA free bottles. I have spent more than $1.3 million over the past three years eliminating the polycarbonate bottles from our inventory. We also carry glass bottles…. Thank you so much for all of your business over the years!!! Best regards and Happy New Year!!!
If you are using a home water delivery service, contact your water company and ask if they use BPA-free bottles. Luckily, I can easily talk to the president of the company because they have excellent customer service. I sent out multiple emails to various companies, but I have not received any replies yet except from my provider.
Let’s get back to the subject…
I made a small infographic to show which plastics numbers are safe and which to avoid.
If you look at the bottom of your 5 gallon jug, you will see one of the numbers with the triangle symbol. If it’s no 7, it’s time to call your water company to see what kind of no 7 plastic they are using for bottling.