Have you ever wondered what happens after you place your used plastic bottles in the recycling bin? The bottles are sent to a recycling center where they are washed and processed into recycled plastic that can be used to make new bottles and other products.
You may hear the term “circular economy” often, but what does it mean for the plastic packaging industry? It’s recycling used bottles to make new bottles! Bottle to bottle recycling has a positive impact on the circular economy and reduces waste while also conserving natural resources.
How can you know fact from fiction when it comes to PET plastics? We’ve made it easy! Here are a few quick facts about PET plastics. MYTH: Aluminum cans are a better choice over PET bottles. FACT: PET bottles use less energy, generate less solid waste, and create significantly fewer greenhouse gases than aluminum cans.
PET is the ultimate packaging and recycling material! Let’s take a look at the numbers to find out why. PET ranks #1 as the world’s most commonly recycled plastic. The global recovery rate for PET is 58%, with Americans collecting over 1.8 billion pounds each year.