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PETRA: The PET Resin Association

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:

  • Promoting the benefits and value of PET and PET resin products
  • Educating the public about the safety and uses of PET
  • Providing accurate technical and scientific information about PET
  • Encouraging the recycling and sustainable use of PET
  • Serving as the authoritative voice on issues impacting the industry

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.

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