Do you know which number plastic bottles are safe to reuse?

Apparently, according to Trusted MD.com, it is NOT recommended to re-fill plastic bottles made from #1 plastic. And many #7 plastic bottles (bottles made from non 1-6 resins or more than one resin) contains Bisphenol A, a harmful xenoestrogen that interferes with human hormonal messaging. (However, not all – Nalgene makes a non BPA bottle that is made of a #7 plastic)

However, numbers 2 (high density polyethylene), 4 (low density polyethylene), and 5 (polypropylene) should be safe.

One particularly important note to take away from the article is that many baby bottles are made from unsafe materials – as far as chemical toxins go, your best bet for your own water and for babies’ milk and juice is glass or #2 HDPE bottles.

For more info on baby-safe bottles, go here.

For a more in-depth look at the different types of plastic, go here.

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Eli Exchange Extravaganza! Saturday 11-3

This Saturday April 11 from 11 to 3, come out to Old Campus for the eagerly-awaited Eli Exchange Extravaganza! This is the day to give and take clothing that is unwanted but still in good condition.  This is always a blast, come out, join us, and give/get free clothes!