Type 1 Plastic – Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE)
Type 1 is PET and PETE or polyethylene. Such types of plastics are commonly used in water bottles. The acronym PETE (polyethylene terephthlate) or PET (poly ethylene terephthalate) are often used interchangeably, to refer to type 1 plastic. PET or PETE plastics are often used in soft drink bottles, as well as food and non-food containers, because of their good gas and moisture barrier properties. PET and PETE plastic can be recycled into carpet yarns, fiberfill, tote bags, food and drink containers, luggage and clothing.