n South African Food Review - Let's talk recycling : eleven reasons to recycle PET : Ripples and Waves - SANBWA newsletter May 2011

Volume 38, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



Did you know that, globally, approximately 15 million tons of bottle polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET) is made every year? And that most of this is used in the developed economies, except for 1,5 million tons that finds application in the Africa-Middle East region, with just over 140 000 tons in South Africa? Of the 140 000 tons used locally in 2010, 70% was converted into 100% recyclable bottles for the beverage industries.

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