PET (sometimes also abbreviated as PETE) is short for polyethylene terephthalate – a strong and lightweight material that is completely safe for packaging food and beverages. PET is widely used throughout the world as it is completely recyclable and considered a highly sustainable material.
PET plastics are made to be remade and reused.
Every time a PET bottle or container is recycled or removed from a landfill it can be remade into new plastic recyclable container – like a VinPak tray. The cycle can repeat over and over, reducing the original carbon impact of the first-generation plastic.
PET plastic is an environmentally friendly option.
The recycling and reuse of PET plastic results in a lower overall carbon footprint, a lower impact on human health and the ecosystem, and lower use of resources than other alternatives. That’s because PET plastics:
- Are an existing biproduct of natural gas and oil production
- Take significantly less energy to reprocess
- Don’t require deforestation
- Emit less air and water pollution
- Require less fuel and space to transport
Learn more about the Lifecycle of PET plastics.