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Blender bottles are found in many kitchens these days. They are among the most popular kitchen accessories available. Blender bottles are very popular with people who want to make their own protein and smoothie drinks.
Blender bottles are one of the most common ways to carry your smoothie or shake to go, and you have many options to choose from. But which of these options is the safest?
Are you using a plastic bottle to drink your protein shake? If so, are you worried about the safety of it because of BPA? You are not alone. Many people are concerned about the safety of their blender bottles because they contain Bisphenol-A, or BPA.
In this blog post, we will talk about how safe these plastic bottles are and what steps can be taken to make them safer!
What is BPA?
BPA is an abbreviation of Bisphenol A. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. The epoxy resins are used for coatings on the interior of metal food and beverage cans. BPA has been used in these applications for decades.
It was discovered over one hundred years ago and has been used in countless consumer products. It has been used in consumer products such as water supply pipes, dental sealants, CDs, DVDs, and food packaging. There is a ton of controversy around BPA.
This chemical is found in many plastics and it has a negative effect on the endocrine system. The problem with plastic bottles containing this chemical are that they can leak when microwaved or heated up to extreme temperatures (above 120 degrees Fahrenheit).
So if you are heating your shake for an extended amount of time, these chemicals may be leaking into your food. In addition, some studies have shown that there could be more concerns about exposure when using the microwave because people often use their hands while stirring their drink.
So how do we know whether our blender bottle contains BPA or not?
We don’t. If you are worried about this issue, make sure to look out for labels on any product you are considering.
If you want to avoid this problem, make sure that your bottle is labeled as “BPA-Free.” This will ensure that there are no harmful chemicals leaching into your food or drink when it is heated up in the microwave.
If a product claims BPA-free but does not have any label on it stating so, then do some research and see if they can provide an explanation for why their plastic isn’t toxic. Some manufactures use different types of plastics which may be considered just as safe (if not safer) than BPS without labeling them as such.
Check the bottle label
It’s important to make sure your kitchen gear is BPA-free, so you don’t consume harmful chemicals that may leach out of plastic containers and put you at risk for a number of health problems.
Some bottles are clearly labeled as BPA-free on the bottom, but not all brands are consistent in their labeling. Many people also wonder if it is okay to use a plastic blender bottle on a regular basis, or if they should just stick to glass.
Consider glass or stainless steel
Your blender bottle is the best way to mix your protein drinks and other concoctions. It is convenient because you can just throw everything into your bottle and then blend it with your blender to get a smooth drink.
You can also use it to get the last drop of protein shake out of your blender jar. There are many brands of blender bottles out there and it can be difficult to choose the best one. The main difference is what the bottle is made from.
Are blender bottles recyclable?
One of the biggest problems we face in the modern world is that of landfills. These gigantic mountains of garbage are our own fault. We create them, and we keep adding to them. The best way to stop this accelerating trend is to start by recycling more.
Plastic recycling is one of the easiest ways to do this. All you have to do is find a recycling center and drop off your bags of plastic trash.
Are blender bottles recyclable? It depends on where you live, what kind of plastic they’re made from, and if you can separate the bottle from the blade.
Blender bottles are made of different types of plastic, but are most commonly made of #7, which is the most common plastic used in the U.S. All plastics #1-#7 are recyclable in most parts of the country, but not all of them are accepted by every recycling facility.
#7 is also the type of plastic that most reusable water bottles are made of, so it’s reassuring to know that this type of plastic is accepted by many recycling facilities.