Plastics can contain chemicals that are harmful. But given that the term “plastic” can mean a broad variety of substances, it’s difficult to know which ones are bad for us. Plastic manufacturers often add an array of different chemicals in order to give them the characteristic they desire, like flexibility, strength and reduced production costs. Examples of such chemicals are BPA and DEHP – all of which alter hormone expression in both humans and animals.
Luckily, Tubtrugs are free of these harmful chemicals.Tubrugs are made from Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). LDPE is considered a low hazard plastic. Other tubs can be made from plastics, which as a 2011 study pointed out, release chemicals with estrogenic activity (EA). Such chemicals are suspected to cause health problems, especially at low doses in fetal and juvenile mammals. So you have to ask yourself… “Is it worth saving a few bucks having a plastic tub in your house that exposes you, your family and pets to hazardous materials?”
We guarantee that our Tubtrugs are BPA and DEHP Free – DEHP is a commonly used plasticizer that is used to make plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) soft and flexible. Any plastic products containing more than 1% by weight of DEHP were banned in Australia as of 1st February 2011. Do you know if the tub you are buying complies?
To give you that extra bit of security, Tubtrugs have also been certified food grade safe. Unlike other cheaper imitation tubs, Tubtrugs are made with a Cadmium-Free content which means they are safe and non-toxic. There is no risk storing, preparing or even serving food for humans and animals alike.