Just heard about a great initiative from Zellers and London Drugs taking back plastic baby/kids merchandise containing BPA. Thanks to Kirsten for the email!
In a move showing superior customer service, both Zellers and London Drugs are excepting returns of BPA riddled baby products in return for in-store gift cards. Even if you didn’t purchase these products there, you can try taking them back. This includes bottles, sippy cups, soothers, breast pumps, food containers, microwave sterilizers, and Nalgene bottles. These products need to have the recycling code 7 or no recycling code to be returned. What a great move by these two companies! I would run, not walk, as I’m sure this move of generosity will be short-term, but it sure helps off-set the high cost of replacing all of these products. Especially when London Drugs sells the brand Thermos which has stainless steel water bottles and stainless steel food jars. See my previous article on Thermos stainless steel bottles for the low-down on this product. The food jars are small and pricey, but would be perfect to store fruit or soup for school box lunches.
So go through your old plastics and make a list of BPA free products you need! Read through some cheat sheets and educate yourself on what products should go back and which need to be purchased. Here is a great cheat sheet if you need to brush up on your BPA knowledge.