The positive impact of plastics

Plastics help us do more with less

Just a few of the ways plastics improve our lives and our planet:

  • Reducing the cost and weight of packaging, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the cost of energy
  • Making healthcare more affordable in sterile medical environments.
  • Reducing the weight of vehicles, including aircraft, to cut fuel and oil use and CO2 emissions
  • Preserving freshness of foods and beverages and reducing waste
  • Facilitating use of renewable energy sources, including wind turbines and solar cells
  • Making our homes and appliances more energy efficient with use of plastic insulation materials

Sources:  American Chemistry Council, Plastics Industry Association, British Plastics Federation