Post by engineerpoet on May 18, 2020 12:24:43 GMT 9.5
Makes you wonder how well those bottles will stand up to their contents. Bottles that develop leaks quickly or leach stuff into whatever's inside are not going to sell well.
IIUC, PETE can be broken down into terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol by reaction with methanol at elevated temperature. This essentially reconstitutes the monomers. Why this isn't done, I have no idea.