Welcome to Facts on PET
There has been a lot of confusion about what is in our plastic containers since concerns were raised about the safety of polycarbonate products containing bisphenol-A (BPA). Recent campaigns in Canada, Europe and the United States have also suggested that all single-serve plastic bottles are harmful to the environment. Sometimes it’s hard to know if there’s any such thing as a good, safe plastic.
Facts on PET is a coordinated effort to provide accurate information on one of the most common types of plastic we encounter on a daily basis, polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET (also known as PETE) plastic products are designated by the recycling code “1.” Most single-serve plastic bottles, including those for water, soft drinks and juices, are made with PET, which does not contain BPA. PET is globally recognized as a safe, recyclable packaging material.
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