Most people would think plastic is not an environmentally friendly material. In fact, environmental awareness is widespread in the plastics industry; plastic has a variety of characteristics that can help the environment in different ways. Firstly, there are several ways to recycle plastic.
The most common form of recycling within the industry takes place directly in connection with an injection moulding machine, for example, where the ingot is ground down and mixed with new material. Another form of recycling occurs through the collection of packaging, which is ground down and used in applications that are well-suited for recycled materials. Energy recovery also occurs where waste materials are used as fuel.
Another positive environmental impact of plastic is its low density. All parts in a car or an aeroplane that can be made of plastic contribute to a decrease in the weight, which leads to a reduction in fuel consumption.
Some of the plastic material we sell is bio-based. The crops are grown in desert areas and do not replace arable land for food.
To underline our commitment to the environment, for several years we have been donating five per cent of our profits to projects working on the preservation of rainforests in South America.
To further minimise our environmental impact and ensure that our partners dispose of and recycle the materials in the correct way, we have put in place a Plastic and Chemical Waste Policy. Click here to read the policy.