At Plastech we recognise the need to move progressively towards total sustainability and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and use of non-sustainable resources. It is clear that any development must "meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (The Brundtland Commision, 1987)

 

Environmental Sustainability

 

Plastech is focusing on 3 different axes to achieve environmental sustainability

Product Sustainability

We are constantly looking at right-weighting and innovative designs in order to reduce the carbon footprint of your finished products.

Process Sustainability

Plastech is committed to maximise the use of renewable energy (eg solar panels) and to reduce the energy and water consumption as well as overall process waste during our process (eg use of electrical injection machines) We also encourage our suppliers to have similar policies and prioritise our relationships with partners that are aligned on these targets (for secondary packaging and transport efficiency for example)

Materials Sustainability

Plastech is actively exploring the use of renewable as well as recyclable/recycled resins for the manufacture of our products. We are in the process of testing various renewable and biodegradable resins and we are working with potential suppliers to explore the possibility of obtaining appropriate levels of post-consumer recycled in future products.