PETRA is the industry association for North America's producers of PET - polyethylene terephthalate - the clear and lightweight plastic used around the world to package foods, beverages, personal care products and other consumer items.
PETRA (the PET Resin Association) is dedicated to:
PET is the most recycled plastic in America. Bottles, jars and containers made of PET can be identified by the #1 and chasing arrows code stamped on the bottom.
Don't Worry. PET Plastics Contain No BPA.
There's been a lot of confusion lately about the presence of a chemical called Bisphenol-A (BPA) that is used in some plastics. Consumers should know that PET plastics do not contain any BPA and never have. Learn more>
PET Bottles and the Sun Create Potable Water in Some Developing Nations
Two million people in developing countries now rely on PET bottles and the sun to turn bacteria-contaminated local water into safe drinking water. This simple but effective water treatment method -- known as SODIS - is helping reduce water-borne illness in rural areas of poorer nations. Learn More>