From production through use to waste management,plastics help conserve resources. Their unique properties and characteristics-light weight,durability,formability-enable manufacturers to minimize the raw materials used,energy consumed and waste generated in the production of goods ranging from automobiles to coffee cups. Its important to think about all those steps in a products life cycle-not just what happens when a products useful life is over-to get a true picture of its environmental performance.


Source: ICPE - ENVIS