How to choose high-quality plastic water bottles

Update:13 May 2021

1. PETE material
Type: mineral water bottle, carbonated drink bottle
Use: Heat-resistant to 70°C, only suitable for warm or frozen drinks, high-temperature liquid, or heating, it will be easily deformed, and substances harmful to the human body will melt. In addition, scientists discovered that after 10 months of use for No. 1 plastic, it may release the carcinogen DEHP, which is toxic to the testis.


2. HDPE material
Category: cleaning products, bath products
Use: It can be reused after careful cleaning, but these containers are usually not easy to clean. The original cleaning supplies remain and become a hotbed of bacteria. You'd better not recycle them.


3. PVC material
Rarely used for food packaging, it is best not to buy


4. PP material
The only plastic bottle that can be put in a microwave oven can be reused after careful cleaning. Need special attention, some microwave lunch boxes, the box is indeed made of No. 5 PP, but the lid is made of No. 1 PE, because PE can not withstand high temperatures, it cannot be placed in the microwave together with the box. To be safe, remove the lid of the container before putting it in the microwave.