PET Can Be Recycled Multiple Times and Used in a Variety of Products
Recycled PET is used for many end products including fiber, fiberfill, carpet, strapping, food and non-food bottles, and thermoformed packaging such as cups and take-out containers.
PET reclaimers wash, grind and further process PET containers for re-use in new products.
PET thermoform manufactures are using increasing amounts of recycled PET in their packaging, up to 100%. NAPCOR is actively working to overcome obstacles to the recovery and reclamation of PET thermoforms.
PET Recycling Not Only Saves Energy and Reduces Emissions, it Creates Domestic Jobs
For every pound of recycled PET flake used, energy use is reduced by 84%; greenhouse gas emission by 71%.
The recycling of all materials creates 459,131 jobs and 10.3 billion in US domestic tax revenues, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries 2011 Report.