GRO-POD PLASTIC

A single gro-POD uses a sheet of HDPE plastic (no.2) as its primary containing envelope, which has structural qualities in its form and resists erosion and solar deterioration. The gro-pod is made to last, yet be capable of drag and drop transport when change is needed. The envelope, along with all of the gro-pod components are fully recycleable, if ever damaged beyond usability. It is our mission to give you a product will last, that you can use with ease, and most of all, feel good about owning.

NO LEACHING PLASTIC

Approximately 90% of all plastic baby bottles sold in the U.S. are made with BPA. However, not all polycarbonate plastics leach this chemical to the same degree as others. Generally the softer the plastic the greater the probability of leaching. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), known as plastic number 2 is used for bottling or containing milk, juice, water, yogurt, margarine tubs including trash and retail bags, is one of three types of plastic with the least risk of leaching BPA. Plastic number 1, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE) has the least risk. As we move further up the number scale in plastic identification numbers, the risk for leaching Bisphenol A increases. The most common plastic is number 4, Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). It is used to make frozen food bags, squeezable bottles (like the ones honey, ketchup, and mustard are bottled in), flexible containers, foam packaging, and plastic bags used for packaging electronics. Even though LDPE is soft, it is believed, along with plastic 2 (HDPE) and plastic 5 (PP) to not leach BPA in a significant amounts. Plastic number 7 (Other) is the plastic used in the study conducted by the Environmental Defense and which poses the greatest health rest of all types of plastics. Plastic number 7 is often used to make beverage bottles and baby milk bottles.

– Joe Goldfarb

http://joegoldfarb.com/health/our-toxic-plastic-bisphenol-a-bpa-leaching-from-popular-plastics-bottles