PET plastic (also known as PETE and designated by a recyclable 1) does not contain BPA. Most single-serve plastic bottles, including those for water, soft drinks and juices, are made with PET.
PET is globally recognized as a safe, recyclable packaging material. Numerous tests have created a broad scientific consensus that PET is non-toxic and is a safe material for the storage of food and beverages.
Facts on PET supports the efforts of regulators to ensure that plastics are safe for the public through scientific testing and analysis.
PET is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly packaging option.
A recent Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) conducted by the Allied Development Corporation determined how the environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions of manufacturing and transporting PET relates to alternative forms of packaging.
The first study found that in North America, PET is the most favorable alternative when compared to aluminum cans and glass bottles for a 355 ml carbonated soft drink application.
When measuring greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, PET containers had the best performance.