Polyethylene terephthalate (PET, PETE, or recycle symbol “1”) is one of the most frequently used consumer plastic. Everyday products made from PET include: water bottles, soda bottles, food packaging, clothing, carpeting and filler for furniture. Each year, the United States requires 6 billion pounds of PET plastic for food & drink containers. The usage of PET containers is increasing every year, putting an increased strain on local landfills and an ever-increasing burden on the environment.
Premirr Plastics, LLC has developed a technology that can instantly recycle PET in less than 1 minute. This process uses eco-friendly catalysts and tools from the field of green chemistry. As a clean-technology company, Premirr was mindful of the catalyst and the cost of energy. Reduction of these two components has led to a new technology so fast and efficient that the cost of recycling PET can be reduced to amounts lower than manufacturing new PET from oil-based raw material.