Everything to Know About the World’s #1


Packaging materials can be very different from one another. Some offer varying degrees of performance and clarity. PET offers infinite recyclability, and with a lower carbon footprint, it’s head and shoulders above glass and aluminum. Instead of ending up in landfills, PET bottles and containers can be reprocessed for reuse, over and over, in millions of products. It’s a huge advantage. Accordingly, packaging and plastics made of PET are all imprinted with the #1 recycling symbol.


Is the world’s most commonly recycled plastic.

Plastics by the Numbers.

Beginning in 1988, all plastics were designated a number (1 through 7) to display, as defined today by ASTM International. The code number identifies what kind of resin each particular plastic product is made of. PET has been and always will be identified by the Resin Identification Code 1. Patented in 1973, the PET plastic bottle has grown in popularity and versatility to become a leading choice for water and beverage bottles. With its infinite recyclability, environmentally positive profile and virtually limitless life cycle, PET can come back to serve us again and again—and not just as another water bottle.