Plastic bottles are containers made from a polymer resin that's similar to polyester & used for storing water, carbonated beverages and other liquids. These bottles are largely sought after in Food, Beverage, FMCG industries nowadays. Plastic soft drink bottles, plastic juice bottles and plastic beer bottles can be found in homes, offices and everywhere else. These have definitely become an intrinsic part of people's lives.
The primary reasons for their popularity amongst the masses are their virtues of being easy to carry, light in weight and their resistance to breakage and shattering. Furthermore, PET and few other varieties of plastic bottles are also recyclable, re-usable and hence environment friendly. Available in varied sizes, shapes and colors, these are affordable in rates.
Plastic bottles can be made from a variety of materials such as high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, polyester, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polycarbonate, polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate and bio plastic.
Attributes of plastic bottles
These are impact resistant and have excellent moisture barrier.
Plastic bottles have very good chemical and oil resistance.
These allow very low oxygen transmission.
The bottles are designed in such a way as to ensure no leakage irrespective of how they are held.
Plastic bottles are lightweight and have low combustibility.
Some creative ways to use plastic bottles
Plastic bottles can be hung onto walls and used as planters to create an attractive vertical garden.
These bottles can be cut in different shapes and hung onto ceilings to make appealing chandeliers.
Plastic bottles can be cut in various shapes to make a jewelry stand, pen stand, cutlery stands and many more.
Other quirky uses of plastic bottles include cutting these to make Christmas trees and durable purses.
Many plastic bottles imaginatively tied together have also been used as lake boats in some places.
Why plastic bottles are preferred more in comparison to glass bottles ?
Because, these are durable, rugged and safe to use.
Plastic bottles are lighter in weight in comparison to glass bottles, thus reduce energy & costs required for shipment.
These are soft with relatively low melting points, hence, less energy is consumed in the manufacturing process.
These provide brilliant thermal insulation and are excellent choice for storing cold or hot liquids.
PET and other types of plastic bottles can easily be recycled to make myriad secondary products like strapping materials, carpet fibers, tote bags, pillow stuffing etc.