Saturday, 6 August 2011

PET Bottled Water

PET Bottled Water has been described as "one of the greatest cons of the 20th century" and as "marketing's answer to the emperor's new clothes".
Husky Pet Preforms is a world leader in plastics technology, specializing in PET for beverage packaging products.
PET Bottled Water has come under criticism in recent years for the environmental impacts of groundwater extraction, the energy and environmental costs of the plastic packaging and transportation costs, and concerns about water quality and the validity of some marketing claims. One criticism of PET Bottled Water concerns the packaging. PET Bottled Water commonly is packaged in PET preform suppliers, which requires a significant amount of energy to produce. While PET is recyclable, only a fraction of plastic bottles made from PET are actually recycled[citation needed]. For example, in the United States, according to a NAPCOR study,[8] water bottles account for 50% of all the PET bottles and containers collected by curbside recycling, and the recycling rate for water bottles is 23.4%, an increase over the 2006 rate of 20.1%.


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