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What Is PET?

What is PET | Baling presses for waste PET recyclingPolyethylene terephthalate or as it is more commonly known PET or PETE is a polymer resin that is part of the polyester family. It has a wide range of uses including synthetic fibers, food, beverage and other liquid containers.

PET is simply referred to as polyester when it is used in textile applications. The name PET or PETE is used mainly in packaging applications. Some of these are used in bottles for soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, edible oils, pharmaceuticals, and detergents. PET is one of the most common plastics being used by consumers. Continue reading

The Processes to Recycle Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles go through a series of steps to become new plastic products.

The processes to recycle plastic bottles1. Baling – Collected bottles are condensed for shipping.

After bottles are collected, they are taken to a materials recovery facility (MRF) where they are condensed into large bales for shipping. Each bale weighs 800 to 1,200 pounds and can contain anywhere from 6,400 to 9,600 beverage, food and/or non-food bottles.

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