RPET plastics are a similar form to PET. These are created after the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate.
The first PET bottle to be recycled occurred in 1977. As a main component in many of the plastic bottles used today, one of the most common discussions about PET plastics is recycling it. It is an estimate that the average household generates about 42 pounds of plastic bottles containing PET annually. When recycled, PET can be used in numerous ways for various applications, including use in fabrics such as t-shirts and undergarments.
It can be used as a fiber in polyester-based carpeting. It is also effective as a fiberfill for winter coats and for sleeping bags.
In industrial applications, it can be very effective for strapping or in film, and can be useful in the creation of automobile products including fuse boxes and bumpers.