I use them all the time - and have never once stopped to think or cared about how they are made. Today one even came in handy as an emergency phlegm catcher when i was driving to work; the universe's way of telling me to keep kleenex in the car at all times. Yay for plastic bottles!
I happened to learn today about how plastic bottles are made quite by accident.
You may not see the connection of this next sentence to plastic bottles - but I assure you they go hand in hand.
I learned about plastic bottle making when I was researching about that new alien video from Roswell that came out this week (Matt says it is a hoax. But I am convinced that there's a little something too real about that eyelid move).
I wanted to watch every alien video known to man after that. I do this about every 2 months (for sasquatches as well). And I saw tons of great stuff...I will fight the urge to annoy you by posting them all. But my alien research led me to another blog by 'a girl from another planet who decided to write a blog.' I was intrigued - just the kind of eccentric person I usually get along with. Her latest entry was about how plastic bottles are made - and because it is so interesting, it is now why my blog entry is the same. They are made sort of like blown glass. All plastic bottle start off as itty bitty plastic tubes that get blown out by machines into all sorts of shapes, sizes and thicknesses. Aren't factories interesting? It would be awesome to have all plastic bottles human blown, so it would be different shapes and sizes each time you bought them.
The truth about aliens and plastic bottles is out there. Ask YouTube