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 circular economy. Plastics materials have a great potential to produce the products required for such solutions. PlasticsEurope therefore is working closely with all its stakeholders and the plastics value chain to achieve this purpose and 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 products that will benefit their everyday life. 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.