Lifetime Garden Beds Are BPA Free

Lifetime Garden Beds Are BPA Free

Lifetime Garden Beds Are BPA Free

raisedbeds.jpgSome of you have asked if the plastic panels on the Lifetime Raised Garden Bed contain BPA (Bishphenol_A). Good question! BPA is a plasticizer that is used in the manufacturing of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride, recycling type 3 & 7) and other polycarbonate plastics to make them flexible. It is used mostly in flexible PVC piping, toys, plastic bottles, and the lining of some canned goods. In 2008, BPA became controversial as research indicated that it may be dangerous to our health—especially to babies. The US Food and Drug Administration has now taken steps to reduce human exposure to BPA in our food supply and food containers.

The good news is that Lifetime's plastic garden bed panels and the frost cover DO NOT contain BPA. They are a “Green Product”. We use high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE, recycling code type 2), and non toxic, non heavy metal pigments and ultraviolet light stabilizers in these panels. HDPE plastic is the safest and most environmentally friendly plastic available today. There is no danger of toxic leeching from the plastic into the ground water.

Furthermore, when you’ve finally worn out those HDPE garden bed panels, they can be safely recycled without releasing toxins during the process. The plastic we use contains a significant portion of clean post consumer content derived from washed and cleaned containers made of FDA grade HDPE (such as milk and detergent bottles). The processing temperatures commonly exceed 300 degrees Fahrenheit and easily eliminate the risk of bacteria or virus spread..

To thank our customers for asking such a great question, we’re offering a special discount on our environmentally friendly raised garden beds. From now until April 16th we will be offering our blog readers $30 off the regular price of model #60053 Lifetime Raised Garden Bed Kit when you purchase from our online store. Be sure to enter the special code "gardenbed" when you check out to receive your discount.  Also, if you haven't done so already, don't forget to enter the drawing for our Lifetime garden bed giveaway which ends Sunday, March 25th. 

Thank you for following our blog and be sure to check back with us regularly to receive special discounts on more awesome products from Lifetime.




Charlys-Huerta0005web.jpgName: Charlys

Position at Lifetime Products: I'm a web content writer for our buylifetime website. I create the content for our online catalog and provide you with the detailed specs and product information you need.

Topics I Blog About: are all of the different Lifetime products we have to offer that will make your work easier and your R&R more enjoyable. I will keep you posted about all of the sales, discounts, and clearances we have on Lifetime products.

My favorite Lifetime Products: are the Lifetime tent trailer and the camping table because camping and camp cooking are two of my favorite hobbies.

On a Saturday afternoon you can find me: hiking in the mountains or bird watching at the lake; or I may be experimenting in the kitchen, cooking up my own exotic dishes from ideas I get on the food channel (to the delight or dismay of my family).

My favorite escape: My favorite year-round escape is a good book. My favorite genre is non-fiction, specifically biographies, and particularly foreign cultures. I enjoy browsing the book and movie reviews and tossing in my two cents worth.

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Karen Aubrey

3/26/2012 6:34:19 AM

I love your products!



4/2/2012 10:14:51 AM

I'm just getting around to planting my raised bed with a variety of veggies. I remember that there was a brochure that gave plant spacing guidelines, but I have misplaced it. Is this information available online? Thanks.



4/2/2012 11:40:12 AM

Here is the link to the brochure that was included with your raised gardening bed. We will also be providing this link on Good Luck and Happy Harvesting!

Raised Bed Gardening guide


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