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  • Discover our work – Spotlight on biodegradable plastics

    Biodegradable plastics are often seen as improved versions of regular plastics. There is a certain comfort in thinking that our plastic products could disappear completely, as if they had never existed. However, the reality is very different. Biodegradable plastics are not an alternative to regular plastics. It is important to keep in mind that biodegradability is only an end-of-life management option. Prevention of plastic production and use, but also reuse, rank higher in the waste hierarchy and are simply a better choice.

  • Discover our work – Spotlight on biodegradable plastics

    Biodegradable plastics are often seen as improved versions of regular plastics. There is a certain comfort in thinking that our plastic products could disappear completely, as if they had never existed. However, the reality is very different. Biodegradable plastics are not an alternative to regular plastics. It is important to keep in mind that biodegradability is only an end-of-life management option. Prevention of plastic production and use, but also reuse, rank higher in the waste hierarchy and are simply a better choice.

  • Biodegradable plastics – a convenient solution for failed plastic prevention policies?

    Biodegradable plastics remain high on the political and public agenda. From a potential exemption as part of the REACH microplastics restriction, to media articles on biodegradable bags still capable of carrying shopping after being exposed to the natural environment for 3 years, and France’s decision to ban plastic table ware unless it is 50% bio-based and home compostable, the debate on biodegradable plastics is going strong.

  • New factsheet – Discover our work on refrigerants!

    By 2050, two thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner due to the effects of global warming. According to the International Energy Agency, the total number of air conditioners is expected to grow from 1.6 to 5.6 billion globally. The need to switch to climate-friendly refrigerants has never been so great!

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