PET Plastic: Separating Fact from Fiction

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.

MYTH: If I use PET plastic bottles, I will contribute to plastics in the ocean.
FACT: PET can be recycled over and over again! After using your PET bottle, you can place it in the recycling bin to help reduce waste.

MYTH: I should be concerned about BPA in PET water bottles.
FACT: PET plastic does not contain BPA.

MYTH: PET bottles in landfills can contaminate groundwater.
FACT: PET plastic poses no risk to leaching or contamination.

SOURCE: https://positivelypet.org/