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Damn. BPA and SIGG.

August 25, 2009

In April 2008, we tossed out all of our water bottles made with #7 plastic and replaced them with SIGG bottles.  Why?  Because the plastic bottles contain BPA and the SIGG bottles are aluminum.  The SIGG bottles cost significantly more but we each only needed one and they are quite sturdy.

Good, no?  No.  The lining of the SIGG bottles contains BPA!

SIGG knew this and the company has created a BPA free liner which has been used since August 2008.  Did I mention that they only just stopped shipping the old liner today?

Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence and co-author of the book Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health, said SIGG’s “belated move on their part is good,” but the company could still suffer permanent brand damage.

“I think SIGG is in some difficulty here, and rightly so. They were knowingly benefitted from consumers trying to avoid BPA plastic bottles and still using BPA themselves. They’re really playing with fire with their brand,” said Smith.

SIGG claims that the bottles do not leach BPA.  I’m not sure at this point that I trust them.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2009 4:29 pm

    If you own a SIGG Bottle you can call me and I will sell you an URBAN CANTEEN Bottle at a very competitive price and we can Recycle the SIGG bottle. My website is 100% BPA free. We only sell the highest quality bottle made today.


  2. Michele permalink*
    September 4, 2009 8:47 pm

    To Canada?

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