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12-02-2016

Perstorp Initiates "Time to Act" Campaign

One million plastic bags are used every minute throughout the year, globally1. Many of them end up in our nature and stay there. A large proportion of the plastics are items with a short lifetime. On average, each plastic bag has a “working life” of just 15 minutes. When waste management fails, these bags, along with other forms of plastic packaging, end up in our environment and in most cases that is where they will remain. By using biodegradable and certified plastics they will not stay there forever.

To encourage a more responsible use and disposal of plastics, Perstorp has initiated a campaign called “Time to act” where they are launching “The Challenge”, a quiz with the aim to spread knowledge. For each person joining, Perstorp will make a donation to preserve our planet. The initiative is in line with Perstorp’s focus on sustainability and its aim to offer sustainable solutions.

Linda Zellner (© Perstorp)

Today, there is a strong trend towards sustainable, biodegradable and renewable materials across the world. This is reflected in many recent regulations that, for example, restrict or ban the use of traditional plastic bags. Regulations are good, but we also need to increase the general awareness of the issue of plastic pollution our planet is facing, according to Perstorp. “The challenge for the bioplastics market is to combine performance with biodegradability of the end application material”, says Linda Zellner, Project Manager Bioplastics at Perstorp. “With our Capa for Bioplastics, you can create fully biodegradable products with high performance properties without compromising sustainability. Not only does Capa improve properties during processing and in use, but it can also substantially increase the rate of biodegradation once the products enter the organic waste stream. When disposed, it biodegrades, and in the right conditions, as fast as in 40 days.” Zellner continues.

Perstorp is launching the Time to act-campaign in conjunction with 11th European Bioplastics Conference, where they are silver sponsor.

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SE 211 20 MALMÖ
Tel.: +46 435 38000

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