Recently, there have been a number of alarming articles regarding polycarbonate plastic, which is used to manufacture many plastic drinkware and glassware items. As a responsible retailer of these products, we and our manufacturers continue to monitor the latest scientific research concerning the safety of our products - including Bisphenol-A (BPA.
Based on the findings of the Food and Drug Administration, The Environmental Protection Agency, The American Plastics Council and other reliable sources from around the world, we continue to firmly believe in the safety of our products.
Recent information regarding BPA:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Clearly Acrylic is committed to the well being of everyone that uses our products. Therefore, we've compiled the following information to better inform our consumers on all of our products. We hope you find it useful and reassuring.
Question: Is polycarbonate beverageware safe?
Answer: Yes. Agencies and researchers worldwide have studied the safety of BPA and polycarbonate for approximately 50 years; including The Environmental Protection Agency and The Food and Drug Administration in the USA, The European Commission Scientific Committee on Food, The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Findings of studies from these agencies indicate that food and beverage containers manufactured from polycarbonate do not pose a health risk to humans. Polycarbonate is used in a wide variety of consumer products including beverageware, water bottles, dental sealants and the lining of most metal food and beverage containers and has been for over 45 years.
Question: Why does Clearly Acrylic use polycarbonate?
Answer: Many consumers prefer polycarbonate because of its unmatched ability to offer extraordinary durability, glass like clarity and resistance to stains and odors. And polycarbonate has been widely used by many companies throughout the food and beverage industry, as well as other consumer products, for over forty-five years. We do also offer many products in acrylic and Tritan Co-Polyester, which do not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA).