PETE refers to a type of clear plastic bottle commonly used for many foods sold in grocery stores. The bottles are identified on the bottom, next to the recycle emblem, with the letters PETE. This type of container has good oxygen barrier qualities and can be used with oxygen absorbers to store bulk dry foods. The low oxygen content of the sealed containers protects the stored food from insect infestation and helps preserve product quality.
These containers are well suited for products that are rotated on a regular basis, while still providing several years of storage capability.
Using plastic bottles for food storage is an economical way to recycle. This guide will teach you:
What containers work well for long-term storage?
What are oxygen absorbers?
What type of containers do not work well for long-term storage?
If using plastic bottles, should I only use PETE bottles?
Learn the how-to basics of using plastic bottles for long-term food storage. Begin storing an emergency supply of food today. You never know when a deadly storm, national disaster or earthquake may strike.