Plastics & Sustainability
The plastics industry aims to be a responsible partner to policy-makers and other stakeholders in finding solutions to the crucial issues of climate change, energy and resource efficiency, consumer protection and waste management. Plastics have a great potential to help deal with these issues and this is the reason why PlasticsEurope is working closely with the value chain to develop a common plastics industry vision and approach.
Plastic plays a major role in delivering and sustaining the quality, comfort and safety of modern life-styles. Its impressive ratio of cost to performance also means that people of all income groups can enjoy these benefits. But meeting the needs of society is not just about ''today''. Future generations also have the right to material and other benefits. Meeting the needs of tomorrow is the foundation of the concept of ‘Sustainable Development’. Plastic products are already helping every day to improve people’s lives, whilst conserving natural resources and helping to protect the environment for tomorrow, in a world that is growing in population, with ever-increasing demands for water, food, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.