PET (aka PETE)
The International Resin Code for PET is
PET (or sometimes, PETE) is a widely used plastic that's lightweight, strong and often transparent. It's commonly used in food packaging, including plastic water bottles, but also in fabrics, such as polyester.
If you see an item labeled as rPET, it means that the material is recycled PET.
PET plastic is
PET is used for
Soft drink bottles
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Water or soda bottles like these...
But NOT the plastic wrap; and not the colored caps!
CLEAR food containers, like these berry punnets
But NOT foam food containers like this
(which is Polystyrene)
This clear peanut butter jar!
But NOT its lid (yes - that's HDPE!)
CLEAR cosmetic or detergent bottles, like these:
(although not the colored lids or sprays)
And NOT opaque household chemical bottles like these (which are HDPE)
> Insider's Tip: PET may be clear or coloured, but is ALWAYS see-through.
If you can't see through it, then it isn't PET!