UPDATE: I wrote this post many years ago. At the time of writing, the links I used were legitimate Tupperware links. Since the writing of this article Tupperware has updated not only their website, breaking my links, but also their products. I am happy to report, straight from Tupperware.com, “As of March 2010, items sold by Tupperware US & CA are BPA free.”
In response to some of the comments that I have not responded to: yes, I know BPA is in many different items. I do have that in mind while I grocery shop. We limit our use of canned good, using fresh as much as possible. We use very little plastic in our home, relying mostly on Pyrex glassware. We do not use plastic water bottles, instead opting for glass or stainless steel. This article reflects my opinions at the time of its writing, 2008. This is not a scam, the links, at the time, were working, but as the internet changes so do internet links.
As a former consultant, I feel the need to get this out there. I have supported Tupperware for a long time, the majority of my kitchen is outfitted in Tupperware, but I’m slowly converting it. I just can not support a company that believes a harmful chemical is safe, a company that wouldn’t initially come clean about just what it’s products contained. I do not want to post the full article, but will quote a few excerpts.
Certain Tupperware products are made from polycarbonate, including serving products and Rock ‘N Serve? storage and cooking containers. However, polycarbonate is NOT used in Tupperware baby bottles or toys.
On the strength of the repeated governmental scrutiny that polycarbonate has had, Tupperware continues to believe the material is safe. However, as Tupperware has the highest regard for the safety of the consumers of its products and the functionality of these products, it will continue to closely monitor this scientific debate and research the best materials for use in its products.
You can check out Tupperware’s BPA FAQ for more information or skip straight to the list. Unfortunately, not all items are on the list. We can’t be certain that some BPA-containing items were left off. And if you were thinking of just checking the recycling codes on your items, you’re out of luck. Tupperware items carry a lifetime guarantee and therefore are not expected to be recycled and so do not require codes.
The list, as I said, contains only a few items on it. The ever popular Heat ‘N Serve and Rock ‘N Serve line do contain BPA! Other popular items include the Microsteamer, the Oval Microwave Cooker, and the Microwave Luncheon Plates. I suspect the Sheerly Elegant line of items also contain BPA, they seem to be same type of plastic as some confirmed items.