Achieve a carbon-neutral, environmentally sustainable, toxic-free and fully circular economy by 2050 at the very latest. This is the goal that the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament has set itself when it approved the report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan. To this…
Over the years, plastic has become an essential material for many applications and fields, some of which have been particularly relevant during COVID-19, such as medicine, transport, agriculture, or the safe packaging of all kinds of food. However, none of the plastic they use should be destined for a single…
Industry launches development of European certification scheme for the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) programme Zero pellet losses. Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is a global initiative of the plastics industry born precisely for this purpose: prevent the unintentional release of plastic particles into the environment, whether in the form of…
Construction, automotive, real estate, medical, food, sports, education…. Almost all industrial sectors rely on plastics to enable their development and do business. However, this use must be based on the circular economy, i.e., less dependence on virgin materials and thus greater recyclability. To achieve this, it is imperative that the entire supply chain of the plastics industry remains involved, from manufacturing and design to end-of-life management
In a circular economy that seeks, as its ultimate goal, to achieve a world without waste, in which products have a second life, upstream innovation is one of the most promising ways to achieve it. It involves tracing a problem to its origin and tackling it there. In other words: instead of figuring out how to deal with large amounts of waste, why not prevent it from being generated in the first place.
Sharing information about leisure activities, social life or consumer habits is a daily occurrence on social networks. And one of those habits is precisely consuming in a more sustainable way. Data shows that the number of consumers who would pay more for an ecological or sustainable product has risen from…
It is now almost ten months since the health crisis of the COVID-19 began. Ten months during which all sectors have been affected, to a greater or lesser extent. During all this time, the plastics industry has played a key role in using its resources and capabilities to fight against the pandemic, supplying different sectors such as the medical-hospital and food sectors.
Climate change has become more and more internalised, but not only in the values and behaviour of each individual, but also in management policies. For example, according to a survey carried out by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in collaboration with the survey specialist group BVA, 64% of Spaniards consider…
Plastic products can be found in virtually all industries. This is due to their characteristics: adaptability, durability, and light weight, which make them a favourite in the construction, packaging, and automotive industries. This sector contributes to the process of innovation, promoting resource efficiency and, at the same time, creating jobs….
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