PET Water Bottle

100% recyclable, at once unalterable and transparent, the PET bottle perfectly preserves the integrity of the natural mineral water bottled at the source. This material helped to significantly reduce the weight of packaging and plastic so the environmental impact of the bottles.

What does a PET bottle?

The introduction in 1992 of the new 1.5 L PET bottle was a revolution [1]. Thanks to research in the field of materials, natural mineral water industry decides to replace by a new plastic polymer PVC: PET (polyethylene terephthalate).
Unalterable, flexible and resistant, PET plastic bottle does not break, which avoids any risk of cuts. Today, the research effort continues on the PET, in order better to exploit all the potential of this polymer perfectly neutral and 100% recyclable.

PET bottle: more light

The decrease in the weight of the bottle of water is linked to the evolution of the material used. At the end of the 1990s, the transition of PVC to PET allowed industries to reduce about one-third the total weight of the bottle. Gradually control of PET to lighten even the packaging. Between 1997 and 2009, the same 1.5 L bottle, representing 85% of the mineral water market, increased from 38.8 g 33 g [2].  Due to the success of PET, PVC is any more used to condition the natural mineral waters.

The PET bottle is recyclable

The PET bottle is recyclable and recoverable: of the PET bottle itself, with its CAP HDPE (high density Polyethylene).
The use of PET recycled in the industry offer a 50% energy saving, which allows to reduce the production of greenhouse gases. The PET is so valued and reused several times, making it currently the material plastic recycled in the world. A valuation of the material which opens a cycle of circular economy, where the PET becomes a resource that can be recycled and reused several times.
[1] (source: household packaging of ten big consumer markets.) 1997-2009 ADEME, CNE, Eco-packaging).
[2] (source: household packaging of ten big consumer markets.) 1997-2009 ADEME, CNE, Eco-packaging).