Which Plastic Water Bottles are Safe?

You’ve probably heard that the chemicals in some plastics leach into water. Here’s the scoop.

  • Water bottles made of #2, #4 and #5 plastics are fine.
  • Most bottled water comes in #1 plastic.   They are recommended for one time use. Don’t refill them.


  • If you’re buying a reusable water bottle, don’t buy the colorful hard plastic ones with a #7 on the bottom. They may leach chemicals. Bottles that have a #7 on the bottom and also say BPA free are safe.