Responsible Consumption and Production

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In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030 - please follow the link above to learn more. Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production, addresses how we consume and utilise natural resources and how we can learn to use them in more sustainable ways.  

All new products require materials and energy to produce; raw materials that are extracted from the earth and subsequently transformed and transported to the consumer, with further penalties of CO2, other emissions, low grade heat and solid waste. These challenges are compounded by increasing strains on global resources for the collection, sorting and reprocessing of material. Flexible plastics packaging, in particular, poses a significant challenge and according to some estimates accounts for the bulk of leakage into our oceans.

 

We have undertaken extensive leading edge research into sustainability in the plastics industry and help organisations to implement strategies for the sustainable consumption and production of materials. We also provide training and technological services that translate sustainability into tangible business benefits. 

Please find our services and related technologies below. We would also be delighted to hear from you if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our services.

Services and related technologies

  • Implementing sustainable procurement practices

  • Integrating sustainability information into the production and reporting cycle

  • Life cycle analysis

  • Materials information management

  • Materials selection, substitution and sourcing

  • Material rationalisation and reduction

  • Training and development: 'Design for sustainability in a plastics context: translating sustainability into tangible business benefits'; 'Design for sustainability or Design for circularity?'