Recycling plastic is essential for protecting the environment. PET plastic from water bottles is 100% recyclable. It can and should be reused to make new things. In fact, it’s a real resource because it can be reused to make new products, such as clothing, building materials or new plastic bottles.
The infographic, Recycling Plastic Bottles, shows us how the entire process of recycling plastic bottles works and gives us more information on what PET plastic is.
PET is a 100% recyclable material that replaced PVC in the 1990’s. PET is a lighter component than PVC: the weight of plastic water bottles was reduced by 1/3 by using PET.
PET, or rPET, is recycled into new products or materials, such as clothing, carpet, industrial products and, of course, new plastic bottles.
Plastic bottles go through the recycling process to then be reused for new products. PET is first cut into little pieces and then it is cleaned. It is transformed into little balls that are later used to manufacture new products.
Nestlé Waters is constantly improving the weight of their water bottles, which have been lighter than 14.5g since 1990.
Remember to recycle. PET is a resource!