Plastic has strong "second life" potential
There’s a reason why so many products are packaged in plastic: it’s safe, lightweight, transparent, and unbreakable. Plus, plastic can be recycled and used again. The plastic in our half-liter water bottles is made from PET, which stands for polyethylene terephthalate. This mixture of plastic resin and polyester gives PET its durability.
PET is considered to be one of the best packaging materials. Its lightweight, stable and has a lighter footprint than other packaging materials like glass and aluminum. PET is also approved as safe by the FDA.