THE PLASTIC WE USE
glassFORever works with several different types of plastic. They each have their advantages:
* We do not recommend melamine, as recycling of melamine plastic is difficult and acids, fat and salt can dissolve melamine into your food.
Biodegradable material is not recommended as it is only degraded under very special conditions - normally it cannot be degraded in nature, but requires a special composting facility. It has a short lifespan and cannot be recycled or reused!
There is no established solution for the sorting of biodegradable plastics in the recycle facilities - so it will be included as contamination in the other plastics and have a degraded quality. The most used waste solution for biodegradable plastics is incineration.
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical compound that acts as a building block in the production of polycarbonate plastic (PC) and epoxy resins. When bisphenol A is converted to plastic, a very small residual residue remains in the plastic.
Bisphenol A can be found in (for example):
Is bisphenol A dangerous for humans?Due to its widespread use, bisphenol A is one of the most tested substances in the world. Over the past 10 years, bisphenol A has been the subject of repeated risk assessments by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) experts.EFSA has, several times and no later than January 2015, assessed that bisphenol A does not pose a health risk in the amounts exposed to humans.glassFORever is closely following Danish and international experts' assessments of bisphenol A.
Limit on how much bisphenol A can be consumed daily throughout your life without the risk of side effects - 0.004 mg./kg. body weight / day (decrease from 0.05 mg./kg January 2015).
This limit value is set based on the amount where no effects are seen - and this figure has then been further divided by a safety factor of 150. Food test: Overall migration limit of max. 10 mg / dm²
Impossible to reach the limit value
Although bisphenol A is accepted in very small quantities in foods, it is simply not possible for ordinary people to be exposed to bisphenol A in quantities corresponding to the set limit value through food and beverages.
EFSA's risk assessment shows that even the absolute highest intake of bisphenol A in consumers is 3-4 times lower than the limit value
If pregnant women are worried about drinking of a plastic glass made in the material PC, we would suggest using a plastic glass in the material Tritan or SAN, or some other service during the pregnant period. After all, there is no complete consensus among experts on how much BPA a person can withstand.
In glassFORever, we are not concerned about drinking glass with BPA, even if we were pregnant or for our smaller children - all glassFORever products comply 100% with the BPA limit value.