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Control Union Plastics Campaign – Businesses need to change how they think about plastic


Our recently onboarded new strategic Partner & Certification Body, Control Union urges all businesses to take stock and action to ensure that they are both reducing their use of plastic and responsibly managing their plastic waste.

Control Union work with the Responsible Plastic Management Program to deliver audits against the scheme’s criteria, and award certification to compliant businesses.

Peter Marshall, Chairperson of Responsible Plastic Management says:

“The Responsible Plastic Management scheme is very practical and pragmatic for organisations as it is process and system focused, similar to ISO 14001. It aims to identify, measure and help remove problem plastic and unnecessary plastic from the organisation’s operations and products and to seek better alternatives if available. Plastic must be better managed. We acknowledge that some plastic use is essential where no suitable alternatives are currently available. In these cases plastic should be monitored and managed responsibly. This means that the plastic in a Responsible Plastic Management Certified organisation can then be communicated as both essential and most importantly ‘responsibly managed’ from intake to end use.”

The link to the full article can be found below – check it out!

Businesses need to change how they think about plastic