Petto Botoru (ペットボトル – Plastic Bottles)

  • Petto Botoru


    Plastic bottles are called petto botoru (ペットボトル) in Japanese.
    “Plastic bottle” のことを日本では「ペットボトル」と言います。

    Petto botoru can be written as “PET bottle” in English, and “PET” is short for a kind of plastic, “polyethylene terephthalate.”
    「ペットボトル」は “PET bottle” と書き、”PET” は “polyethylene terephthalate” を略したものです。

    That is to say, the literal meaning of petto botoru is “bottle made of polyethylene terephthalate.”

    If English speakers hear that you say “pet bottle,” they can make a big misunderstanding, so please be careful when using this term.

    Incidentally, the consumption of plastic bottles in the world exceeds one million every minute, and the garbage problem is getting more acute.

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