PET or polyethylene terephthalate, is a clear, strong, and lightweight plastic that is widely used for packaging foods and beverages. PET is one of the most recycled plastic’s, and has the number ‘1’ as its recycling symbol.
Like glass, it is a very strong and inert material that does not react with foods, is resistant to attack by micro-organisms, and will not biologically degrade. But unlike glass, PET is extremely lightweight, easy and efficient to transport, and shatterproof.
PET is completely recyclable. Products commonly made from recycled PET include new PET bottles and jars, carpet, clothing, industrial strapping, rope, automotive parts, fibrefill for winter jackets and sleeping bags, construction materials, and protective packaging.