PET is the plastic commonly used in the production of water and soft drink bottles. It's a very sophisticated polymer that, after being used as packaging, can be recycled into many new products, from insulation to fibre fill for duvets, and even back into food grade packaging.

Along the way, it helps create thousands of income opportunities, adds to domestic economic growth, reduces our reliance on virgin PET and, most importantly, diverts hundreds of thousands of bottles destined for landfill saving 1.5 tons of carbon for every 1 ton of PET recycled.

Here's what it goes through to be recycled.

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