ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) Coated PET Plastic - 100mm x 200mm ()
Plastic #1 - PET or PETE stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic resin and a form of polyester.
I recently became wiser to the harm of plastic water bottles. I bought some glass water bottles and I bought one of the 5 gallon water bottles that flip upside down on a water dispenser. Those say PETE 1 on them but to my knowledge are to used multiple times. What are your thoughts on that?
All of our “single-serve” bottles from 8 ounces to 3 liter that are made from non-recycled PET #1 plastic, as well as our 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon bottles made from non-recycled HDPE #2 plastic, are completely BPA-free. The FDA classifies PET as safe for packaging and has authorized its use for decades.
Plastic #1: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).
Plastic #1 – PETE or PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate).
New York, NY -- In an effort to ease unwarranted consumer fears, the PET Resin Association has reiterated that food and beverage containers made from the polyester plastic known as PET do not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA).
BPA is a compound used to make polycarbonate, a different type of plastic that is used in some baby bottles, the lining of metal cans, and reusable sports bottles.
Some legislators and advocacy groups have recently called for a ban of polycarbonate bottles and containers used by infants and toddlers, citing a possible connection between BPA and developmental and reproductive disorders. The FDA and other international health authorities have ruled BPA safe.
"Unfortunately many consumers and media reports have confused polycarbonate with polyethylene terephthalate, which is PET," explains Ralph Vasami, executive director of the PET Resin Association (PETRA). "We want the public to know that PET doesn't contain any BPA and never has. Although the names of the two plastics may sound somewhat similar, they are chemically different."
PET is a clear, strong and lightweight plastic belonging to the polyester family. It is used for virtually all individual and 2-liter water and soft-drink bottles sold in the U.S, and is a popular packaging choice for foods and beverages around the world because it is hygienic, retains freshness and is break resistant.
"The safety of PET bottles and food containers has been repeatedly demonstrated under all sorts of conditions through 30 years of testing and approval by virtually every health-safety agency in the world," said Vasami.
Consumers can easily identify a PET bottle or container by its #1 recycling code. PET is the only plastic with that code. Absolutely. PET is recyclable and highly sustainable. It can be recovered and recycled again and again –– back into containers for foods, beverages and personal care products – or into carpet and clothing fibers, automotive parts, construction materials, industrial strapping or other packaging materials. Approximately 1.5 billion pounds of used PET bottles and containers are collected in the U.S. each year for recycling. PET is the most recycled plastic in the U.S. PET, which stands for polyethylene terephthalate, is a clear, strong and lightweight plastic belonging to the polyester family.
It is typically called "polyester" when used for fibers or fabrics, and "PET" or "PET Resin" when used for bottles, jars, containers and packaging applications.
PET is the world's packaging choice for many foods and beverages because it is hygienic, strong, lightweight, shatterproof, and retains freshness. It is most commonly used to package carbonated soft drinks and water. Consumers can identify PET containers by the triangular #1 resin identification code found on the bottom of PET bottles and jars.The Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) states that modern landfills are maintained in such a manner where very little “waste” degrades. Excavations of landfills throughout North America have led to discoveries of newspapers that are completely intact after 40 years or 10 year old carrots that are still bright orange on the inside. Recycling for most Americans is easy today with curbside collection programs. Do a little research and find out what containers are recyclable in your municipality. Chances are your PET bottles and thermoforms are accepted, which means you, as the eco-conscious, savvy consumer that you are, can do your part in for use and reuse.