Many plastic bottles and jars are made from a type of plastic called polyethylene terephthalate or PET. PET is the plastic most commonly used to make single-use plastic bottles. Around 13 billion of these bottles are produced in the UK each year and recent government statistics suggest only 7.5 billion are recycled.
This gallery illustrates the processes involved in producing PET bottles.
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