You can think that choosing a water bottle or another only differs in the quality of it, its composition and its price, but there is another little-known fact that you should keep in mind when choosing a bottle of water.
Many times you will have seen that at the base of plastic water bottles are written initials such as PET, PETE, PVC, HDP, PP … etc along with a symbol, but surely you will not have given importance or knew what they meant. Well, although it seems an insignificant fact, those acronyms that appear in the containers of the plastic bottles of water and that are obligatory to put on the part of the seller, indicate us the quality of the plastic of the container.
And what is the importance of knowing the quality of the packaging plastic?
Well, although it seems that the consumer of the water in question does not affect the quality or the components of the plastic of the container, it can be an important data both for health and for knowing how to use Indo water bottle.
Surely most of you, on many occasions, you have finished the plastic bottle and you have refilled it to reuse it and put it in the sports bag or in the handbag. You need to be careful!
This is where you have to take into account this type of acronym that appears on the bottles; because depending on the initials that appear on the packaging, this one can be reused or not!
Acronym PETE, is not a good option
If some of these acronyms appear in the “ass” of the bottle, they are indicating that this container should only be used once, that is, it should not be re-filled or reused and care must be taken to avoid exposing it to high levels. Currently in 80% of the containers, this type of plastics is used.
The reason why this bottle should be discarded, and throw away once the initial water is consumed, is because this type of plastic can release metals and chemical agents, such as phthalates that can end directly in our body, or hormonal contaminants such asalkylphenols and benzophenones.
The same happens with plastics that carry the acronyms PVC and HDPE and that despite being more flexible can release similarly this type of chemical substances.
Acronym LDPE and PP, the best option
In this case the plastic from which the container of the water bottle is made, which usually has a somewhat whiter color, is much safer than the previous ones and therefore the most recommended for its consumption and reuse, since it hardly releases this type of substances.