14 Jul '11, 12pm

BPA woes? Sigg's American water bottle distributor is bankrupt Good news, bottles will still ship, but via Canada.

BPA woes? Sigg's American water bottle distributor is bankrupt Good news, bottles will still ship, but via Canada.

Sigg Bottle photo by StromBer (Wikipedia Commons) Two years ago we asked TreeHugger readers, if, in light of revelations that Sigg aluminum water bottled had actually contained Bisphenol-A (BPA) linings, would they be returning their bottles. 200 said they would. But they were just the tip of a huge iceberg of US customer dissatisfaction for in the end 306,371 bottles were returned to Sigg for replacement with newer non-BPA bottles. A couple of months ago Sigg's US distributor filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection saying they'd lost millions of dollars in decreased sales. Katy Stech writing for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones has more on the story, and you should check out some of our many posts on the saga (below) to see how it all came to this. But this is a salient reminder that fibbing to your customers about the greenness of your product or service is likel...

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