OCEAN-BOUND-PLASTIC – PET
PET is mostly used in containers for liquids and foods, but is also common in fibers for clothing. PET is both an energy-efficient packaging material and sustainable, as every time a PET container is recycled it is possible to recapture and reuse the energy and resources of its raw materials.
PLASTIC TYPES – OCEAN-BOUND-PLASTIC
A million plastic bottles are brought around the world every minute, and scientists predict that number will increase with 20% by 2021. Most of these plastic bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate which is highly recyclable. But the effort to collect and recycle the bottles to keep them from ending up in our oceans, are failing, as only fewer than half the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those were actually recycled.