6 riveting reads about packaging this spring: Page 5 of 6

Lisa McTigue Pierce in Packaging Design on May 15, 2019

Food cans no BPA

2. Most food cans no longer use BPA in their linings

This February 2018 article continues to enjoy high readership, even though the news is more than a year old that at least 90% of today’s food cans have replaced linings that previously contained the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). This old news has made our “top” list for three months so far in 2019 (February, March and now April).

Our packaging community is still discovering it though. The newest reader comment just posted on May 13:

NPR investigated the BPA alternatives for hardened plastics and the BPA alternatives were shown to leech estrogenic compounds more or less than BPA. ‘BPA free’ is just a marketing scheme because the alternatives are just named differently and expose estrogenic compounds in a similar way to you and your child. Obviously, the plastics industry is not going to do research on the alternative plastics, but use some logic and know that petroleum-based compounds are all bad for living organisms.”


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