Promoting the greener use of plastics
10 July 2019
Plastic is a fantastic material and has transformed the way we live through the products we use on a daily basis.
However, in little more than a century, plastic has gone from being our saviour, to being reviled as an environmental scourge. This is mainly due to the explosion of ‘single use plastics’ and the lack of understanding or forethought of plastics recycling. The British Plastics Federation says alternative materials to plastic would result in 2.7 times more greenhouse gas emissions over their lifetime. So turning the clock back to alternatives isn’t the answer - recycling more plastic and using more recycled plastic in manufacturing is.
We’re working to help educate clients on the options of recycled plastics as well as taking steps to make our manufacturing processes as environmentally efficient as possible.
The gravel grid is an environmental way to provide hard standing for a multitude of uses as it avoids the use of concrete. It’s permeable and is made from 100% recycled plastics.
Dame Ellen MacArthur and the New Plastics Economy
The ‘New Plastics Economy’ is an initiative started by Dame Ellen MacArthur. It focuses on applying the principles of the circular economy. The Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative is driving action with businesses and governments. In collaboration with UN Environment, the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is uniting over 250 organisations behind one common vision. It’s creating a robust evidence base that informs the direction of change.
Tex Plastics is focused on helping customers make better decisions
We’re working to help educate clients on the options of recycled plastics, as well as, taking steps to make our manufacturing processes as environmentally efficient as possible. More and more consumers are challenging manufacturers to be greener, evidence they are actively engaged in reducing their carbon footprint and to be environmentally aware. We’re committed to helping our customers produce greener plastic products as well as dedicated to reducing our energy and materials consumption.