• Plastics drive the success of single use products thanks to their high technical performance and low manufacturing costs.

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  • The 4th edition of the Vinyl Sustainability Forum will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 28th April 2016. Focus: Vinyl for Smart Cities

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  • Plastics save food and resources

    This year’s EXPO in Milan with its core theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” seeks for innovative solutions to reduce waste of food and to feed a growing world population.

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  • Post-consumer plastic waste research & annual report

    Research done on an annual basis since 2005 to keep track of extensive and reliable data and information year by year, country by country, application by application

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  • Solutions to marine litter

    The European plastics industry has brought together 56 plastics industry organisations from 32 countries around the world to sign up to a "Joint Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter”

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Did you know ?

  • Baggage made of polycarbonate resin are ultra-light (light enough to be held with your forefinger when the bag is empty) and yet highly durable.

  • More than 50 per cent of all medicine products worldwide are made of plastics.

  • The world is spending 16 billion one-way plastics syringes per year.

  • Plastic whisper brakes in freight trains are only half as loud as conventional brakes.

  • A large German automobile manufacturer is using recycled PET bottles for seat cushions in some of their car product series.

  • A new polymer can heal itself when damaged similar to the human skin.

  • Main countries of Europe will save at least 78.000 tons of plastics per year if the produced pens were made from recycled plastic.

  • This pen with a water bottle shape is called B2P (From bottle to pen) and is made of 89% of plastic coming from recycled bottles of water.

    © Pilot

  • The first bio-based car was build 73 ago with a body made of soybeans/hemp (70%) and resin binder (30%)


  • An Indian teacher of chemistry known as Plastic Man has built more than 5000 km of roads with plastic waste.

  • The typical life span of plastic applications in building and construction is 30 to 50 years, with many plastics pipes installed over 50 years ago still functioning well.

  • Selling grapes in plastics trays or bags has reduced in-store waste of grapes by 20%.

  • The plastics Industry launched over 180 projects worldwide for solutions on marine litter.

  • Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a spongy plastic that could help regenerate broken bones.

  • If the EU stops sending plastics to landfill, 1bn barrels of oil could be saved, saving a total of 80bn EUR. © Antoine Taveneaux

  • South African researchers developed a barrier made from plastic which protects bathers without harming the sharks.

  • The first football pitch entirely illuminated by the players' energy was built in a favela, in Rio!

  • Researchers recently modified an elastomer used to make tires so it can self heal. © American Chemistry Council, Inc.

  • Nowadays there are wearable plastics airbags protecting bicyclists, motorcycle racers and alpine skiers. © American Chemistry Council, Inc.

  • New plastic sheets laminated with solar cells protect water and generate energy at the same time.