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Second Canadian retailer removes bisphenol A products

Effective January, Lululemon Athletica has become the second Canadian retailer to remove polycarbonate bottles from...

January 7, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Effective January, Lululemon Athletica has become the second Canadian retailer to remove polycarbonate bottles from its shelves. The yoga and fitness apparel giant said it would remove products containing bisphenol A this month.

The company follows in the footsteps of Mountain Equipment Co-op, a B.C.-based retailer that placed a similar ban on polycarbonate water bottles late last year.

Environmental groups like Toronto-based Environmental Defence applauded the company’s decision, and urged other retailers to put similar restrictions in place.

“The dangers of bisphenol A in food and drink are becoming clear, and it won’t be long before this chemical is gone completely from food and beverage containers,” said the group’s spokesperson.

However, despite the recent push for bans on bisphenol A products, scientific research surrounding the chemical’s effects has been inconclusive or shown the chemical’s impact to be negligible.


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