Pet 1

Plastic Waste – PET 1

Is the plastic you are holding in your hand “PET 1”?

In Japan, as you know, we separate trash in to 4 or 5 different ways and what’s tricky is that Plastic Waste is not just plastic.

Plastic waste is “PET 1” plastic only.

It is absolutely confusing, isn’t it?

There are 7 types of plastic, and 6 out of 7 are actually “burnable trash”.

Also, “Plastic / PET 1” has some rules to follow when you place them in a trash bag.

What is PET 1??

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is one of the most commonly used plastics in consumer products.

Plastic with these logo is burnable trash

When you throw away plastic

Plastic Waste
PET 1 trash

Sometimes I find plastic bottles with sticky labels on it and feel frustrated because I must somehow remove the label. It makes me want to call the manufacturer to complain.ha (deep breath…)

I usually fill water in a bucket and soak the bottle to soften the label and scrub it off.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


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