Today I’m giving away this plastic pitcher. I think it was a hostess gift for an event at my place about 20 years ago. I don’t use it, although I remember matching glasses that I don’t seem to have anymore.
I am pretty sure this is the kind of plastic that was made using Bisphenol A (BPA). Wikipedia describes BPA plastic as clear and tough and used to make things like water bottles. Canada was the first country to declare BPA a toxic substance (possibly the only environmental leadership the Harper government will show). It has hormone mimicking properties so is particularly hazardous to fetuses and young children.
I’m going to throw it out. If it goes to Goodwill, it could end up on some kids’ kitchen table full of Kool-aid.
Fun Fact – If you’re wondering if you have BPA plastics in your house note the following from wikipedia, “In general, plastics that are marked with Resin Identification Codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are very unlikely to contain BPA. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with the Resin Identification Code 7 may be made with BPA.”