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PET Fun Facts



  • The PET bottle was patented in 1973 by chemist Nathaniel Wyeth
  • The first PET bottle was recycled in 1977
  • The average household generates 17 pounds of PET bottles annually
  • Five PET bottles yield enough fiber to make an extra large T-shirt
  • It takes 25 two-liter PET bottles to make a sweater
  • It takes 35 two-liter PET bottles to make enough fiberfill for a sleeping bag
  • When buried, some plastic materials may last for 700 years
  • If the pilgrims had six-packs, we'd still have the plastic rings from them today