The use of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) results in lower energy consumption during transport. Though the main materials used for production of PET originate from petroleum products, the effect of PET on the environment is much more favourable compared to glass, aluminium or other plastic compounds. This is due to the light weight and strength of PET: transport of products in light weight packages requires less fuel compared to many other materials.
PET is a 100% recyclable material. The first PET bottle was recycled in 1977. Today the used material is collected and recycled to into a raw material for new products suitable for food, drink and personal hygiene purposes. The recycled PET is also used for production of mats, clothes, car parts, construction materials and package tapes. Chemically reprocessed PET converts to aromatic polyester polyol – the initial raw material of PET. PET is the most recyclable plastic & supports the maintenance of ecological balance.