8 May 2018
Most people would not immediately associate plastic with environmental benefits. To many, it is the symbol of pollution and wastefulness. Nevertheless, plastics make an important contribution to sustainability, which has everything to do with “lifecycle thinking.” PlasticsEurope, an association of plastic producers, explains how that works in a video.
A change is occurring throughout Europe at the moment. We are transitioning from a linear to a circular economy. Products stay in the circle, which reduces pollution, climate change, and food wastage. Plastic can make a positive contribution to this. When we look at a product’s entire lifecycle, we see that plastics help preserve many valuable raw materials.
Plastic in the automotive sector
Take the use of plastics in the automotive sector, an area where Rompa Group has decades of experience. Plastic components make vehicles lighter. As a result, they require less fuel and are less pollutive. With the help of plastic packaging materials, products suffer less damage and our food products and medication are preserved for longer.