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PET bottle recycling

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Bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET, sometimes PETE) can be used to make lower grade products, such as carpets. [1]

38 relations: Alcoholic drink, Bottle, Carpet, Clothing, Consumer, Container deposit legislation, Corporate group, Cosmetics, Detergent, Developing country, Final good, High-density polyethylene, Hydrolysis, Materials recovery facility, Monomer, Packaging and labeling, Papermaking, Petcore, Pillow, Plastic recycling, Plastiki, Polyester, Polyethylene, Polyethylene terephthalate, Polymerization, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl chloride, Recycling symbol, Resin identification code, Soft drink, Solar water disinfection, Strapping, Switzerland, Teijin, Trade association, Ultraviolet, Vegetable oil, Waste.

Alcoholic drink

An alcoholic drink (or alcoholic beverage) is a drink that contains ethanol, a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of grains, fruits, or other sources of sugar.

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A bottle is a narrow-necked container as compared with a jar.

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A carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing.

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Clothing (also known as clothes and attire) is a collective term for garments, items worn on the body.

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A consumer is a person or organization that use economic services or commodities.

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Container deposit legislation

Container-deposit legislation (also known as a deposit-refund system, bottle bill, or deposit-return system) is any law that requires the collection of a monetary deposit on beverage containers (refillable or non-refillable) at the point of sale.

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Corporate group

A corporate group or group of companies is a collection of parent and subsidiary corporations that function as a single economic entity through a common source of control.

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Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance of the face or fragrance and texture of the body.

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A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleaning properties in dilute solutions.

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Developing country

A developing country (or a low and middle income country (LMIC), less developed country, less economically developed country (LEDC), underdeveloped country) is a country with a less developed industrial base and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.

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Final good

In economics, any commodity which is produced and subsequently consumed by the consumer, to satisfy his current wants or needs, is a consumer good or final good.

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High-density polyethylene

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum.

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Hydrolysis is a term used for both an electro-chemical process and a biological one.

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Materials recovery facility

A materials recovery facility, materials reclamation facility, materials recycling facility or Multi re-use facility (MRF, pronounced "murf") is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers.

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A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that "can undergo polymerization thereby contributing constitutional units to the essential structure of a macromolecule".

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Packaging and labeling

Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use.

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The art, science, and technology of papermaking addresses the methods, equipment, and materials used to make paper and cardboard, these being used widely for printing, writing, and packaging, among many other purposes and useful products.

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PET Container Recycling Europe, commonly known as Petcore, is a Brussels-based non-profit European trade association.

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A pillow is a support of the body at rest for comfort, therapeutic, decoration or play.

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Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products.

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The Plastiki is a catamaran made out of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and other recycled PET plastic and waste products.

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Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain.

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Polyethylene or polythene (abbreviated PE; IUPAC name polyethene or poly(ethylene)) is the most common plastic.

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Polyethylene terephthalate

Polyethylene terephthalate (sometimes written poly(ethylene terephthalate)), commonly abbreviated PET, PETE, or the obsolete PETP or PET-P, is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in fibres for clothing, containers for liquids and foods, thermoforming for manufacturing, and in combination with glass fibre for engineering resins.

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In polymer chemistry, polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form polymer chains or three-dimensional networks.

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Polypropylene (PP), also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications.

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Polyvinyl chloride

Polyvinyl chloride, also known as polyvinyl or '''vinyl''', commonly abbreviated PVC, is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene.

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Recycling symbol

The universal recycling symbol (or in Unicode) is internationally recognized.

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Resin identification code

The ASTM International Resin Identification Coding System, often abbreviated as the RIC, is a set of symbols appearing on plastic products that identify the plastic resin out of which the product is made.

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Soft drink

A soft drink (see terminology for other names) typically contains carbonated water (although some lemonades are not carbonated), a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavoring.

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Solar water disinfection

Solar water disinfection (SoDis) is a type of portable water purification that uses solar energy to make biologically-contaminated (e.g. bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms) water safe to drink.

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Strapping, also known as bundling and banding, is the process of applying a strap to an item to combine, stabilize, hold, reinforce, or fasten it.

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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is a Japanese chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company.

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Trade association

A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry.

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Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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Vegetable oil

Vegetable oils, or vegetable fats, are fats extracted from seeds, or less often, from other parts of fruits.

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Waste (or wastes) are unwanted or unusable materials.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PET_bottle_recycling

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