July 05, 2022 2 min read
Ever heard of a PET bottle before? Not sure what it means? As the Australia-wide community (and indeed, the global community) continues to prioritise working towards a more sustainable future, knowing terms like "PET" is becoming increasingly important. Here's a quick guide to what PET bottles are, and the benefits they offer over traditional plastic bottles.
PET is an acronym that stands for polyethylene terephthalate. It's a type of plastic that's frequently used to make containers for beverages - think water bottles, soft drink bottles, and even some types of beer bottles. You might also find it in some food packaging or other types of product packaging.
This particular type of plastic was first invented back in the 1940s, and it was originally developed for use as textile fibre. It wasn't until the 1970s that PET began to be used for food and beverage packaging - and since then, its popularity has only grown. Why? A few reasons:
You might have noticed that PET bottles have a recycling code of #1. This is because they are made from a single type of plastic, which makes them easier to recycle than other types of bottles (which can be made from multiple types of plastic).
PET bottles offer a number of benefits over traditional plastic or glass bottles - and as the world continues to focus on sustainability, they're only going to become more popular. So next time you reach for a water bottle, make sure it's made from PET!
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