The USDA will be introducing its new eco label, this spring, to identify such products as water bottles and grocery bags that were made with bio-based ingredients (primarily corn). These products decompose instead of requiring recycling, and will carry the logo above, and read: “USDA Certified Biobased Product.” Some of these products, currently available, can even be composted along with other food waste. But. . . are they safe?
Plastic containers leech BP-A into their contents; BP-A is a known endocrine disruptor that the Canadian government in 2010 listed as a toxic substance. Will these new plastic bottles that earn the USDA eco label also contain BP-A? If you have verifiable info, we want to hear from you. Please click below to leave comment, and include any links you may have.