Is 2023 The Year To Enhance Environmental Reputation & Gain Better Returns From Circularity?
Over the past years organisations have been wasting opportunities for improved plastic circularity and wasting potential returns for polymers in waste streams.
By not getting involved in responsible plastic management activities they have missed out on credible green credentials and likely green returns. Even though there are easy and low cost access solutions.
We all have, and use plastics as part of our business and society activities. That’s a fact.
Another fact is that these plastics are typically mismanaged and not recycled effectively after use; and the opportunities for circularity have been largely ignored. Why? Typically it’s a lack of knowhow or a throw away culture and perceived lack of obvious infrastructure. Plastic is going to landfill even when it has a commercial value. This is a loss for the environment and a loss for the organisation.
Government, markets and society want and are demanding organisations to improve their environmental performance and reduce their plastic impact. Environmental credentials relating to plastic management would be greatly welcomed by these parties. So why not gain credentials by sorting plastic and having a better waste management solution for plastics?
The members of the Responsible Plastic Management Program ranging across 12 sectors have realised that their sorted Plastic waste can fetch up to 500 Euros per tonne in the current market.
They are now starting to view this plastic not as waste. They have discovered that there is a large demand for types of sorted plastic waste to help create recycled plastic polymers. They are seeing the benefit and returns of using ‘recyclers’ rather than ‘waste management organisations’ for plastic disposal.
So what volume of plastic waste does your organisation produce? Typically we have found that organisations do not know and therefore can’t even start to realise the value.
The Responsible Plastic Management Program helps organisations to understand plastic better, the problems and opportunities and to help map plastic types in an organisation and re-value plastic as an recyclable asset rather than as a constant cost problem and concern.