Prelimsverse: Learn about “Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)” (Plastic)

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a strong, stiff synthetic fibre and resin and a member of the polyester family of polymers. PET is spun into fibres for permanent-press fabrics and blow-molded into disposable beverage bottles.
PET is used in fibres for clothing, containers for liquids and foods, and thermoforming for manufacturing, and in combination with glass fibre for engineering resins.
Polyethylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic synthetic substance, malleable under heat and can be placed into nearly any shape.

Disadvantages of PET

1. PET is known to leach trioxide and phthalates with antimony. Antimony can lead to the production of cancer, skin problems, menstrual and pregnancy problems, endocrine disruptors.
2. Manufacturing a 16 oz. PET bottles emit more than 100 times more toxic air and water pollutants than glass bottles of the same size.

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