Our actions

For over 100 years, science and innovation have been the heart of what we do. It is what allows us to provide the solutions demanded by an ever-changing world.

As the challenges we face have become more critical, we are accelerating our contribution to the sustainable production and safe use of plastics, whilst ensuring they continue their positive contribution to healthy societies and growing economies as well as reducing GHG emissions.

Through the work of our members, industry initiatives and campaigns in partnership with our value chain, we are all taking tangible actions towards a sustainable plastics future.

Case studies

Case studies share the innovations taking place in our industry in areas that span circularity, climate, sustainable use, innovation, and plastics and health.

Find out how Braskem, in partnership with the American sustainable footwear Allbirds, launched its bio-based I’m green™ EVA for the first time.

Read how UK brand Joules clothing explored how post-consumer plastic material could be used to create new packaging products, resulting in a closed-loop e-commerce bag.

Learn how Schwarz MEG Gruppe / Schwarz Produktion managed to “reset plastic” with creating a unique closed-loop system for water bottles, while saving 15,000 tonnes of new plastic.

Campaigns

Campaigns highlight the work of our members and partners in initiatives that aim to information and share action-based facts about the role of plastics in recycling and sustainability, their place in the circular economy, and the removal of plastic waste from the environment.

See how Gestes Propres developed a national campaign to fight against discarded masks generated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Read how the BlueMed Hackathon was an opportunity to develop ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean Sea.

Learn how EsPlásticos (the Spanish plastics value chain platform), together with more than 35 companies and the communication partner Shackleton, decided to create The Plastic Museum – Designed to be recycled.

A first hand account on Changing Plastics For Good – insider stories

Educating the next generation

Understanding plastics, and their role, is important for everyone. We provide educational materials and opportunities to discuss the role and use of plastics for young learners across Europe.