Apani's Plastic Bottles are
100% BPA (Bisphenol A) Free

With all the recent media coverage surrounding BPA (Bisphenol A), Glas Water would like to clarify the use of BPA (Bisphenol A) and what bottles are manufactured using this chemical.

CLASS 7 – Polycarbonate bottles use BPA (Bisphenol A) in their production process unless otherwise stated at point of sale.

CLASS 1 – Polyethylene Teraphthalate (PET) plastic bottles DO NOT use BPA (Bisphenol A) in their production process, nor is it used as a chemical building block for any of the materials used in the manufacture of PET plastic. CLASS 1 plastic is 100% BPA (Bisphenol A) free. Apani only uses CLASS 1 plastic bottles for all our private label customers.

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Decoding Plastic Codes


Have you ever wondered about the numbers that appear on the bottom of products you buy that are packaged in plastic containers?  The numbers are the result of the plastic industries effort to make the identification and separating of plastics easier for consumers and recyclers.  Most uses of recycled plastics do not allow mixing of the various types.

The numbers, which are enclosed by three solid arrows that form a triangle, indicate the type of plastic used to make the container.  The seven types of plastics are described below.

CLASS 1 – PET or PETE (Polyethylene Teraphthalate)

Common uses – soft drinks, water, juice, beer, mouthwash, peanut butter, salad dressing, detergent and cleaner containers.

CLASS 2 – HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

Common uses – opaque milk, juice and water containers, grocery bags; (colored HDPE) liquid laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener, motor oil, antifreeze, bleach and lotion.

CLASS 3 – V, Vinyl or PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Common uses – vegetable oil bottles, mouthwash, salad dressings, clear food and non-food packaging (e.g., cling wrap), shampoo, detergent and window cleaner, shower curtains, medical tubing and numerous construction products (e.g., pipes & siding)

CLASS 4 – LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)

Common uses – grocery and garbage bags, dry cleaning, bread and frozen food bags, most plastic wraps, squeezable bottles (mustard, honey)

CLASS 5 – PP (Polypropylene)

Common uses – battery cases, dairy containers, cereal box liners, ketchup bottles, medicine and syrup bottles, straws, Rubbermaid and other opaque plastic containers, including baby bottles.

CLASS 6 – PS (Polystyrene)

Common uses - Styrofoam containers, egg cartons, disposable cups and bowls, take-away food containers, plastic cutlery, meat and produce trays and compact disc cases.

CLASS 7 – Other Types of Plastic

Common uses – reusable/washable plastic water containers (Polycarbonate), squeezable ketchup bottles, most chip snack bags and juice boxes (individual servings).