What is PET?
PET is short for polyethylene terephthalate, the chemical name for polyester. PET is a strong and lightweight plastic that is widely used for packaging foods and beverages, especially soft drinks, juices and water. It is also popular for packaging salad dressings, peanut butter, cooking oils, mouthwash, shampoo, liquid hand soap, window cleaner, even tennis balls. Special grades of PET are used for carry-home food containers and prepared food trays that can be warmed in the