Approximately 1.5 billion pounds of PET bottles and containers are recycled in the U.S. each year, making it the most recycled plastic in America. BE WATER is currently packaged in PET bottles, which is noted for its exceptional recyclability. Virtually every municipal recycling program in North America and Europe accepts PET bottles and containers, which can be identified by the number “1” in the small triangular symbol that can be found at the bottom of the container.
PET can be recycled again and again for use in new PET products, or by breaking down the PET into its raw materials, which are then converted into new PET. Any PET that is unsuitable for recycling because it is too dirty to be properly cleaned can be safely and efficiently burned as an energy source. This is called “thermal recycling.”