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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

Know Your Plastic

Plastics are everywhere these days, and disposable plastic containers make up a huge amount of the trash the average person throws away each day. You can identify recyclable plastic by the recycling triangle symbol which can usually be found imprinted somewhere on the bottom of a bottle with a numbered and lettered abbreviation to label its type. PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate). Recycling type #1 is most often used for soft drink bottles, water bottles, plastic beer

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