Lactips, as part of its sustainable strategy, has become member of The European Plastics Pact. The Pact is a frontrunner initiative, bringing together leading countries and private organisations from the entire plastics value chain and from across the European Economic Area.
What is the European Plastics Pact?
The European Plastics Pact has set ambitious common targets and aims to encourage cross border connection, cooperation, innovation and harmonisation at the European level, in order to bring a circular economy for plastic in Europe.
The Plastics Pact network was created as part of the New Plastics Economy, an Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiative. It is a unique platform that brings together businesses, governments, innovators, NGOs, and citizens on a national or regional level to work towards ambitious targets and build a plastics system that works.
What are the ambitions of the European Plastics Pact?
To tackle plastics waste and pollution at the source, we need to fundamentally rethink the way we produce, use and reuse plastics. No single organisation or individual can do this on its own. It requires a systemic shift, involving collective action by businesses from across the plastics value chain, governments, and civil society.
For plastic packaging, the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has united more than 400 organisations from across the global plastics packaging value chain behind a common vision of a circular economy for plastics.
Participants of the European Plastics Pact commit themselves by 2025 to:
- Reusability and recyclability: Design all plastic packaging and single-use plastic products placed on the market to be reusable where possible and in any case recyclable by 2025;
- Responsible use of plastics: Move towards a more responsible use of plastic packaging and single-use plastic products, aiming to reduce virgin plastic products and packaging by at least 20% (by weight) by 2025, with half of this reduction coming from an absolute reduction in plastics;
- Collection, sorting and recycling: Increase the collection, sorting and recycling capacity by at least 25 percentage points by 2025 and reach a level that corresponds to market demand for recycled plastics;
- Use of recycled plastics: Increase the use of recycled plastics in new products and packaging by 2025, with plastics using companies achieving an average of at least 30% recycled plastics (by weight) in their product and packaging range.
How Lactips is involved in?
Lactips develops, produces, and sells the only plastic-free polymer. As a leading provider of bioplastic industrial solutions, Lactips can genuinely contribute to the achievement of the European Plastics Pacts goals. Lactips innovative, high-quality, 100% bio-based, compostable and biodegradable material is an effective and eco-friendly alternative to many traditional plastics. Lactips solutions also improve the recyclability of numerous packaging.
Lactips will participate in the working groups and help improve solutions to quickly progress with the use of responsible packaging and recyclability of plastics to support the transformation of the European market and to provide an answer to present and future environmental challenges faced by industries.
Learn more about the European Plastics Pact