About PET

Learn about PET (polyethylene terephthalate)

PET (short for polyethylene terephthalate)

PET (short for polyethylene terephthalate), also known as PETE, is the most widely used environmentally friendly plastic. 

Identifiable by a triangular label with the #1 code on or near the bottom of bottles and containers, it is a popular package choice for food and non-food products.


Advantages of PET plastic containers include.

  • Recyclable. PET is easily recycled and is the most commonly recycled product.
  • Excellent strength. Less breakage in filling and handling.
  • Good for food preservation. The low oxygen content of the sealed containers helps preserve product quality.
  • Transparency. The clarity of the plastic adds to the appeal of the product to consumers.
  • BPA-free plastic