How to BPA (& BPS) proof your kitchen Posted on January 24, 2014

This week I posted an article about the dangers of BPA. You can view this story here. As a result of this article, I have had a number of people ask me for personal recommendations when replacing their BPA plastics currently taking up space in their kitchen. Instead of answering this question individually, I thought I would do it in a public forum, for all to see. These are just a few of the products I use and recommend to clients. Hope this helps! 

cheekiWater Bottles 
For water, I recommend everyone switch to a stainless steel water bottle. I personally like the range stocked at Biome. They come in a number of different colours and sizes and last forever. 


Smoothies & Fresh Juice
ecojarzFor smoothies and juices, ditch the plastic cups and containers and opt for glass Mason jars available here.
For people on the go, EcoJarz (pictured) have just released a line of glass smoothie jars with re-usable stainless steel straws, these are available here and are really cute! 

 

planetboxLunch boxes 
For lunch boxes, we use a brand called Lunch-bots, but for those of you with children Planetbox has some great options for school. All are available from Biome in a range of shapes and sizes.  Keep in mind these are stainless steel so will last a lot longer than any plastic lunch box. They also prevent the need for plastic cling-wrap – another plus! 

 

masonjarStorage Containers & Baking Dishes 
For storage containers and baking dishes, Pyrex do a great range. There are a number of suppliers online who sell Pyrex containers that are delivered to your door. Just do a quick Google search.
For all those pantry plastics, we replaced our entire stash with some glass jars we picked up at Coles for under $5 each or again, Mason Jars (pictured) will also do the trick.

Don’t forget to swap your plastic cups for glass also! 

For anything I missed…
For all Australian residents, Biome is a great place to find any of the above products (or various alternatives) listed above, all BPA and BPS free. You can jump onto Biome’s website here.  

For all residents outside of Australia, the easiest thing to do would be to simply google the respective brand names I have mentioned above. 

Happy Shopping! 

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5 thoughts on “How to BPA (& BPS) proof your kitchen

  1. Alyse Post author

    Brooke, I totally agree.

    When we can cut our exposure to BPA and BPS so quickly and easily, it is not worth the risk is it?

    It’s also a good chance to clear the clutter out of your pantry and kitchen 🙂

  2. Brooke Furlanis on Facebook

    Thank-you for this article. I used to use bpa free water bottles for my daughter but would only use them at home. Even though they were bpa free I still wondered about what other nasties there were in the plastic. Bpa isn’t illegal in Australia. It’s only from public pressure that manufacturers have changed things. I won’t risk anyone’s health on plastics.

  3. Alyse Post author

    Hi Jackie,

    Unfortunately Tupperware does contain BPA. I took the following from their website:
    “Tupperware has also conducted studies through independent testing laboratories to confirm the safety of our materials and has found the migration levels of BPA in our polycarbonate products to be well within acceptable levels specified by the governmental regulatory agencies.”
    Given that Australia does not enforce any acceptable levels and scientists are concerned even the smallest amount of BPA can alter our hormonal balance, this is something we should consider. Hope this helps!
    Alyse x

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