Recycling Code #1

PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)

Most Common Uses:

Soft drink, water, and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil


Health Risks:

Contains BPA (Bisphenol A) which is currently considered one of the top concerns for environmental and water contamination mitigation. The bottles and other items containing BPA laden PET and PETE are leaching BPA and its byproducts into the ground water at an alarming rate. Read more by clicking the button below.

Banned years ago for use in bottles and other items for babies, BPA is only recently being recognized as a major threat to health.

Suspected to cause cancer; the most common of which is prostate cancer in addition the BPA and its byproducts migrate into ground water and is not removed from the water when treated for drinking.

BPA is an endocrine disruptor and mimics estrogen. BPA leaching occurs at temperatures over 98 degrees Fahrenheit and when in contact with fats and oils like peanut butter. highly recommends that you store food and water in glass or stainless-steel containers whenever possible.

 Do your best to limit exposure to plastics with codes 1, 3, 6, or 7

 Never Use Products with 3 or 7