The number of companies removing Bisphenol A from packaging is increasing


The number of companies removing Bisphenol A from packaging is increasing

According to research conducted by Green Century Capital Management interviewing 26 industries in the food sector, the number of companies organizing to replace packaging containing Bisphenol A is increasing.
If in 2009 only 7% of companies had developed a project to eliminate gradually the BpA from packaging, this year reached 32%. Industry giants such as Hain Celestial, HJ Heinz, ConAgra were the most diligent to initiate this operation. Other companies such as Coca-Cola, Del Monte, Kraft and Wal-Mart are lagging behind.

Green Century invites businesses to consider any legal and reputational problems that could arise by continuing to use BPA, and focuses on growing consumer concern and regulatory concerns regarding the health effects of BPA.

BpA is currently used as an internal coating in canned foods and beverages, as well as in polycarbonate packaging.

The positions of the various countries are different, if France, Denmark, Canada … have placed limits on the use of BpA in baby bottles, others like the United States have declared that the current exposure levels do not present risks for the health, calling for caution and envisaging any restrictions.


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