PE or Polyethylene is one of the most common sources of conventional plastic.
Every year, 1.6 million barrels of oil are used to produce plastic bottles alone.
It can take up to 1,000 years for plastic to decompose in landfills.
In solid form, Polyethylene is often used in food handling. It could be toxic if inhaled and/or absorbed into the skin or eyes as a vapor or liquid (i.e., during manufacturing processes).