Sustainability :: PlasticsEurope

The plastics industry is a responsible partner to policy-makers and other stakeholders, working together to find solutions to the challenges of climate change, energy and resource efficiency, consumer protection and the circular economy. Plastic materials are ideally suited to be essential components of the solutions to these challenges. To achieve this, PlasticsEurope works closely with all its stakeholders and the plastics value chain to develop a common plastics industry vision and approach. Plastic plays a major role in delivering and sustaining the quality, comfort and safety of modern life-styles. Its impressive ratio of cost to performance also means that people of all income groups can enjoy these benefits. But meeting the needs of society is not just about ”today”. Future generations also have the right to products that will benefit their everyday life. Meeting the needs of tomorrow is the foundation of the concept of ‘Sustainable Development’. Plastic products are already helping to improve people’s lives every day, whilst conserving natural resources and helping to protect the environment for tomorrow, in a world with a growing population, and ever-increasing demands for water, food, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security. Contact us for more information Contact us for more information about the benefits of plastics and the activities of PlasticsEurope.

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SUSTAINABILITY

CertiPUR-US® is an internationally recognized certification program administered by a not-for-profit organization. When you buy products containing CertiPUR-US®-certified foam, you can be confident that the flexible polyurethane foam inside has been analyzed by independent, accredited laboratories and has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it meets the latest standards for content, emissions and durability – It’s a certification you can trust. Sinomax® memory foam carries the CertiPUR-US® Seal. We proudly manufacture quality memory foam with no fillers in our Nashville Tennessee facility. Learn more: certipur.us

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Sustainable Agriculture Network

About the pilot project The tropical areas suitable for palm oil plantations are incredibly rich in biodiversity. For many years, oil palm production has been associated with negative impacts on global biodiversity, as it significantly contributes to land-use changes in tropical forests, peatlands, and other species-rich habitats. The major direct impact on biodiversity caused by palm oil cultivation is habitat loss caused by deforestation and the burning of peat or natural vegetation to prepare the land for planting. Since the 1990s, palm oil has become a global commodity widely used in processed foods and is the highest yielding plant producing vegetable oil. Palm oil is produced from palm trees cultivated in Western Africa and South and Central America, but the most considerable extension of palm oil fields is in Indonesia and Malaysia, which provide 85% of the world production. This pilot aims to advance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and biodiversity conservation practices at the farm level for palm oil producers. To sustainably produce palm oil, there is more than concentrating on preventing deforestation or habitat loss. Advanced integrated pest management (IPM), less toxic plant protection products, and improving biodiversity-friendly production practices are crucial to arrive at environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production systems with maximum resilience. The pilot includes the development of an additional module of Malaysia-specific pesticide data for the Pesticides & Alternatives APP, a survey of biodiversity-friendly practices currently implemented by farmers, and a census of insect diversity and their associated host plants on oil palm farms – both pest and beneficial insects. The results of this census will provide important additional information about the natural history of beneficial and pest insects and their host plants in local oil palm production regions. An international team of entomologists and botanists will discuss the results to understand plant-insect interactions and…

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UK will spend £2.4bn on Christmas clothes that barely get worn – survey

Britons are poised to spend £2.4bn on new outfits for the Christmas party season this year – yet many items may be worn fewer than three times – a survey shows. After shelling out an average of £73.90 per person on partywear for the festive period, one in five people admit they won’t wear the same outfit to more than one party or event, according to the study from environmental charity Hubbub.

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ARTS of INDIA | Buy Indian Arts, Crafts and Traditional Products | Authentic, Original and Direct from Artists, Craftsmen, Sculptures, Manufacturers, Curators | Sustainable Livelihood

Buy Authentic and Original Indian Arts, Crafts, handloom and hand painted fashion products directly from Artists, Craftsmen, Sculptors and Weavers. Our goal is to improve the lives and livelihoods of India’s skilled rural handicraft and hand-loom artisans, who produce objects of great beauty with…

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