A valuable resource: PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) plastic bottles.
Did you know that PET bottles can be completely recycled and returned into new bottles?
After being disposed of properly and collected, they should head to sorting facilities instead of the environment!
In the first step of being recycled, the bottles are sorted, the labels are removed and the bottles and caps are cut into small pieces, known as flakes. Used PET bottles of specific colors are pressed together, and taken to a plant to be processed into a material called rPET (Recycled PolyEthylene Terephthalate).
There, the bottles and caps are cut into into small pieces, known as flakes. The flakes are then washed, dried, melted in an extruder and then granulated. This raw material is now called rPET (Recycled PolyEthylene Terephthalate) and is tested to assure the quality for food safety use.
The rPET is now ready to be reused in the manufacturing of new preforms, from which new PET bottles are made. And the whole process can start all over again!
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