Do the Math: Looking at the Numbers for PET Plastic

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.
  • In North America, 265,000 jobs are created from PET products and recycling.
  • In the US, 1.59 billion pounds of recycled PET is used annually in end markets.

Your Recycling Counts™ in recovering used plastics, which helps keep plastic out of landfills. Participate in curbside recycling to be part of the positive numbers of PET plastic!