|3.1 million:||Tons of PET produced annually in North America. (Source: GBI Research)|
|1973:||Year that first PET bottle was patented.|
U.S. recycling rate for PET, reported in 2012.
BTUs of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of PET bottles. (Source: EPA)
|9.9:||Average gram weight in 2011 of a 0.5 liter PET water bottle. (Source: IBWA)|
|1%:||U.S. municipal solid waste attributed to PET bottles and jars. (Source: EPA)|
Estimated pounds of PET containers used each year per U.S. household.
|500:||Approximate melting point of PET in degrees Fahrenheit.|
Resin identification code for polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Typical number of recycled 20 oz. PET soda bottles made from a pound of PET.
|1/2 of 1%:||
World oil production that goes into making PET. (Source: PlasticsEurope)
|41:||Number of recycled 2-liter PET bottles to make one square yard of carpet.|
Pounds of used PET containers collected in the U.S. in 2012 for recycling.