The United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 is a pivotal global initiative stipulated in order to transform our planet into a more sustainable and inclusive ecosystem for all living creatures. The Agenda entails 17 Sustainable Development Goals that have been conceived in order to alleviate and dismantle the biggest threats to life on our planet. In addition to the goals that can be integrated into our operational activities, each year we select a handful, whose attainment we endorse by supporting specific projects financially.
The goal is to provide all people with access to safe water sources and sanitation. We do our part by ensuring highest hygiene standards through our products. Two of our core products, PEX-b and PERT, are used for the production of water pipes. Their technological advantages make it possible to significantly reduce germ deposits – inside the pipes and consequently also in us humans.
We are committed to this goal, not only by enabling our customers to use materials more efficiently in processing through innovative products, but also by carrying out all our business activities in the spirit of a circular economy. Along these lines, we have long been offering our customers recyclate solutions that meet their high quality standards. Increasingly, the motto is: Upcycling instead of Recycling.
Human-induced climate change affects millions of people worldwide and is rightfully considered to be the greatest threat of our times. It is therefore urgently needed to not only address its symptoms, but to tackle its root causes.
The decentralized polymerization of the Tapioca plant’s inedible elements is part of this solution-based approach. This is because a raw material that can be cultivated sustainably in most regions of the world not only reduces dependency on fossil fuels but can also be produced closer to the processing industry, thereby minimizing highly polluting sections of the supply chain in the long term. Moreover, products made from these biobased polymers are biodegradable – a trait that accounts for great potential in times of excessive consumer consumption.
What you can conceive, you can achieve
Dominik Talebi LL.M., Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs
Solidarity counts, now more than ever. The Corona crisis confronts every one of us with tasks, above all, overwhelming those who are old, lonely, chronically ill, in need of care or have been living in socially precarious environments for most of their lives. Succinctly, the ones who are in desperate need for support must receive help by society. Hence, our contribution.
The ORF has founded a mutual aid program called ‘Austria helps Austria’ with the leading Austrian aid organisations for assistance in the present and future times catastrophe. Precisely, the aim is to unite all efforts through a holistically conceived initiative of nationwide cooperation and solidarity.
Caritas, Diakonie, Hilfswerk, Rotes Kreuz, Volkshilfe and Samariterbund take a common stance against the Covid-19 pandemic. An effort we wholeheartedly endorse.
For the World Food Programme (WFP), responding to emergencies is second nature – whatever their cause or location.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting the world as we knew it, with a heavy toll on human lives and economic activities. Its rapid global spread is threatening to affect millions of people already made vulnerable by food insecurity, malnutrition and the effects of conflict and other disasters.
To minimize the impact of the epidemic on the 138 million people it intends to serve this year, WFP is adapting its planning to ensure they will continue receiving the assistance they need.
We are ready to help starving people in this unprecedented crisis with our long-term experience as well as extensive know-how in the fields of first aid, logistic and supply chains, emergency telecommunication, nutrition and other key areas.
Plastrans cooperates with ColorsForGood: The bracelets are made responsibly by employing and empowering women from the State of Yucatán, in Mexico, who have very limited access to job opportunities. Each bracelet directly contributes towards improving their quality of life.
Additionally, ColorsForGood supports positive impact initiatives and NGOs that are working to make the world a better place through their Giving Back Program – amongst other projects in México, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
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Plastics and Innovation
Capacities of bioplastics
According to the European Bioplastics, global capacities of bioplastics in 2019 and 2020 were 1.952 and 2.111 million tons, respectively. This number represents 1% of the plastic industry accounted for 368 million tons of plastics produced in 2019.
February 16, 2021
Business and Law
Commodity markets “to the moon”!
“To the moon”: this slogan is on everyone’s mouth these days! Elon Musk tweets about Bitcoin, China buys every kilo of copper on world markets even though the price has been up more than 100% since the Corona lows, crude oil is on a steady upward trend, food prices are rushing from high to high, other metals are climbing new highs almost weekly, etc…
March 9, 2021
People and Environment
During the past years, we have seen our shopping experience change with one question: what is the best option to carry all of this stuff? The transition from plastic to paper/cotton/PP bags was fast (depending on where in the globe you are) and it comes with the growing concern about doing the best for the environment.
February 16, 2021