A girlfriend who lives in another state told me that she recently heard on her local news that Babies R Us is accepting returns of bottles containing BPA - no matter if they are used or still in the packaging. I thought that this was too good to be true, so I called my local BRU store and low and behold - they will accept my 3 year old Avent bottles!
The store manager let me know that if the bottles are new and in the packaging (without receipt) a store credit will be issued. If anyone is interested in returning used bottles, you will receive a credit for the value of the bottles that can only be applied towards BPA-free bottles. I want to applaud Babies R Us for this - obviously, the manufacturer should be the one taking the bottles back, and BRU is making it ten times easier for the consumer.
I went online and looked at some bottles that I might try out: These Adiri bottles looked pretty cool. Definitely more money per bottle than the Avents, but to me, worth it.
I hope that if you have a bottle feeding baby, or will be bottle feeding, that you educate yourself about the harmful side effects of BPA and look for BPA free bottles.
***stepping off soapbox***