PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is one of the most common types of plastic (polyester). PET is an excellent water and moisture barrier material. PET containers are popular for packaging sodas, water, juices, salad dressings, cooking oil, peanut butter, shampoo, liquid soaps, mouthwash, and pharmaceuticals.
PET plastic/bottle is designated by a recyclable code “1”. Most single-serve plastic bottles are popular for packaging sodas, water, juices and beverages.
PET is a stable, inert material that doesn't biologically or chemically degrade with use, and is resistant to attack by micro-organisms. Most of the PET is not collected and so is dumped to the land fill sites as an added pollutant to the environment.
PET is globally recognized as a safe, recyclable packaging material. They have a great market demand as recycling companies re-use them as their raw material for making various PET products including bottles. So, they have a high commercial value that is not realized by the people.
Therefore, to stop PET from being dumped into the environment and to tap its recyclable potentiality and high commercial value, this enterprise collects PET.
We believe in Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. So, firstly we try to reduce the things that we do not require in our life like plastic (which is also harmful to the environment) and if that is not possible, we try to reuse it. After that the ultimate solution is to recycle it. So, as an enterprise, we are trying to collect PET plastic waste so that it can be recycled for environmental good.
PET bottles are being collected from the waste workers and the scrap dealers working at the street level. Also, the used PET are being collected from the business institutions like party palaces, movie halls, etc. which generate huge amount of PET on a daily basis.
PET is 100% recyclable and highly sustainable. Up to 100% of a PET package can be made from recycled PET, and the material can be recycled again and again.
The bottles are bailed using a very simple compressor which compresses the volume of the bottles baling them into tight small packages prepared to easily transport.
The bottles are used to make new bottles, but recycled PET can also be made into fiber for carpets; fabric for t-shirts or fleece jackets; denims, fiberfill for sleeping bags, winter coats, and dog beds; industrial strapping; sheet and thermoformed (clam shell) packaging; and automotive parts such as headliners, bumpers, and door panels.
The enterprise employs women who are disadvantaged and less educated. The enterprise engages such women in the sorting of bottles and other activities in the PET Recollection center.
The enterprise pays a fair price to the waste workers who bring the used PET bottles. They are better paid than what they get from the scrap dealers who are usually the intermediaries who get the maximum benefit.
The organized and transparent nature of PET purchase and sales mean the government, both local and central benefit from the increased revenue in the form of taxation at every transaction.