With concerns about BPA in baby bottles mounting in the U.S., the new line of recycled and recyclable baby bottles is a welcome addition to any nursery.
When a new baby enters the world, its parents do everything they can to keep it safe and healthy. It's no wonder fears about bisphenol A, a chemical used in the manufacture of a wide range of consumer and industrial products, and its use in most of the plastic baby bottles on the market has many parents looking closer at the products they use around their little ones.
That's why BornFree, a Florida-based company founded by three concerned fathers, has added to their line of BPA-free baby products with a line of recyclable 5 oz and 9 oz baby bottles along with a national recycling program to turn the bottles into toys, furniture and other products after they've served their purpose.
Bisphenol A or BPA as it is more commonly known, has been linked to developmental problems, heart disease and diabetes although the US government says more studies are needed to determine it real threat.
“By purchasing BornFree Eco-Friendly bottles, consumers are making a conscious decision to do their part for both the health of their baby and the health of the planet,” BornFree president and co-founder Ron Vigor said.
BornFree bottles also feature the company's signature ActiveFlow vent that has been proven to reduce colic symptoms.
BornFree is establishing recycling depot centers for the bottles in Target, Babies ‘R Us, BuyBuyBaby and Bed Bath & Beyond stores. In the meantime, customers can register their returns online and receive free postage.
In March 2009, the six largest makers of baby bottles announced they would stop manufacturing baby bottles with BPA. In 2010, the European Union passed a law making it illegal for EU companies to manufacture polycarbonate infant feeding bottles with BPA.