I wished to know the composition of Arizona 1gal plastic jugs that I have. The bottom is stamped PP COMPATIBLE and has a #7 OTHER RIC code.
I understand PP recyclable would be #5 triangle. #7 means it doesn't fit in the plastic recyclable categories 1-6.
They're great bottles and would be nice to reuse for water storage and so forth. Therefore the inner layer composition, safety and leaching become my concern.
It feels and looks like PP, so my guess is it's #7 because of the (polystyrene?) label that is glued right on.
On 1/13/2020, I wrote to email@example.com, which was the inquiry address given at their Contact Us webpage. Below is the letter
Can you tell me the composition of your #7 bottle such as the gallon ice tea comes in? Your FAQ page seems to imply it's a special grade of PP, at least in part..
I am most concerned what is the inner layer, what is its composition, and whether there are added plasticizers such as BPA and BPS.
As of 2/10/2020 I have received no reply.
I do not have a photo of the Arizona bottom handy, but here is a pic of another bottle, this one a 6oz. juice bottle, which is also #7 OTHER and has the same "G" in rectangle logo that appears on the Arizona bottle. Searching this emblem and major bottle manufacturers I was unable to identify the maker and inquire that way.
What are Arizona plastic gallon jugs made of?