What is PET?

PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, and is a form of polyester. PET containers are easily identified by the #1 code on or near the bottom. PET is a transparent, lightweight, strong, safe, shatterproof and recyclable packaging material with an inherent barrier suitable for a wide array of product applications.

PET is commonly used to package soft drinks, water, juice, peanut butter, salad dressings, beer and increasingly for wine and spirits. PET can also be produced in sheet form, then formed into cups and rigid packaging for items such as berries, cakes, pies, salads and other deli selections.

Why is PET a Sustainable Packaging Option?

  • PET has good barrier properties that protect and preserve the contents of its package.
  • PET is a shatterproof, re-sealable, safe package option for both home and away from home applications.
  • PET is approved as safe for food and beverage contact by the FDA; it is biologically inert if ingested, dermally safe during handling, and is not a hazard if inhaled.


TSN Sustainability Initiative

  • Funded the educating Program of PET recycling   by 2014
  •  Support to Create the inform Sector Jobs in Recycling Program of waste /used PET bottles and container by 2010
  • Assist to Set up the Recycling Plant in Kathmandu by 2008