Positively PET

The 1 Everyone Can Feel Good About


Plastics have been in the news a lot lately. But not all plastics are the same. PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles and containers are safe, lightweight, resealable and shatter-resistant. Best of all, many PET bottles and containers are fully recyclable. Americans collect over 1.8 billion pounds of PET every year, helping to make it the world’s most widely recovered plastic.
Bottle, takeout container, sweaters

#1 for a Reason

PET is used in everything from your beverage bottle to your athletic apparel. See what makes PET different from other materials.

PET 101
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Myths & Facts

Myths & Facts

There are many myths and misconceptions about PET out there. Separate the fact from the fiction.

Myths & Facts
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Global
Economic
Impact

PET contributes to the economy in the U.S. and beyond in ways that may surprise you. Discover the global economic impact of PET.

Economic Impact
Earth

Leading the Way on the Environment

The PET industry has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and is doing more than ever to protect our environment. For example, engineers are designing packaging with end of life in mind. We’re also working to make all PET packaging more recyclable. But we need the help of caring consumers like you to make sure products made from PET don’t end up in our landfills or our waterways.

Environmental Impact
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Recycling Right

Recycling PET is the simplest thing you can do to help the environment.

Ways to Recycle