The Transparent Truth About Plastics

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Facebook and Instagram: Most drinks we enjoy are packaged in PET plastic. But did you know that bottled water uses significantly less plastic than soft drink packaging? It’s true—9.89 grams vs 23.9 grams for a 16.9 ounce container. That’s because the plastic used for soft drinks and other sugary beverages has to weigh more, be thicker, because of the carbonation and/or bottling processes of those products. So, if you want to decrease your personal environmental footprint, reach for bottled water the next time you are thirsty! Just remember, PET plastic is a valuable resource that can have another life as a recycled PET bottle—so be sure to recycle that bottle once you are done with it! #PutItInTheBin