Sustainable Solutions

Plastic Sustainability

Plastic sustainability

Plastic can contribute to sustainability in many ways. It is durable, preventing the need to replace it as often as other materials. It protects products, reducing waste due to damaged products or spoiled food. It is lightweight, requiring less fuel and producing fewer emissions in machinery or vehicles made from plastic. It is used for safety purposes in shock-absorbing foams and other materials, as well as many healthcare products and packaging. It is a fantastic insulation material for buildings, requiring less energy to keep our homes and other structures warm.

FAQ: Plastic sustainability

While all plastic can be recycled, not all plastic waste can be sustainably or economically recycled. In those cases, plastic can go through energy recovery in order to produce energy and power.