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Acrylic drinkware: Is it safe to drink from?

QUESTION:

Question:

I just bought some acrylic plastic drinkware from Crate and Barrel. I am normally against plastic being used in my home, but I needed cheap, durable drinkware for outdoor use and everyday use. I realize these do not biodegrade easily, but I will use these until they fall apart (hopefully I will have many years of use out of these).

These will be used daily by my weak elderly Mother-in-law, since they are light weight and not easily broken.

Question:
The drinkware has the code #3 stamped on the bottom of the glass. What does this mean, and are these safe to drink from?



POSTED BY STEVEN :: TEXAS USA :: 06/09/2008 10:54 AM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

#3 is PVC--polyvinyl chloride. I wouldn't use this plastic for drinking glasses.

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

Hi - Just wanted to offer that I have bought and use metal cups, 'glasses' and plates etc - they are imported from India (where metal cups plates, food containers etc are the norm.) They are very light and very durable. I purchased them in both a surplus store and then also in the East Indian area of the city where I live.
Another idea would be to use enamel camping cups and plates. They are not quite as duable and can chip if dropped.
Good Luck

POSTED BY MARINA :: :: WWW.MSDEMEANOUR.CA :: BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA :: 06/16/2008 11:02 PM


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