Recycling symbols can be further divided into two separate categories. 'Recyclable' symbols marking products made from specific materials that are suitable for recycling depending on whether there is a collection mechanism in place within the local community for those particular materials.
Recycled polyethylene terephthalate is known as RPET, and it is the most widely recycled plastic in the world.
According to PETRA, the PET Resin Association, the U. S. recycling rate is about 31 in 2012, while it is 52 in the European Union. With coextruded RPET, the HS 1000 thingauge rigid sheet is 100 recyclable and heat sealable in plastictoplastic applications as well as How can the answer be improved? Recycled PET (RPET) is a viable alternative to virgin PET and can be used in multiple applications.
Over the last several years, RPET has been successfully used in food packaging applications. rPET (recycled polyethylene terephtalate) comes from plastic that has already been used for packaging, such as the plastic bottles, this plastic is sorted, cleaned and transformed so that it can be reused as a food product, as approved by federal authorities.
Therefore the bottles you recycle get a second life by becoming part of The Planet the symbol PET can be easily identified by the# 1 resin identification code. Think of those chasing arrows surrounding the# 1 symbol on the back or bottom of your plastic bottles, food or retail packaging.