BPF highlights valuable plastics contributions

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has developed an online resource that relates plastics to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and highlights areas where the industry has made a valuable contribution.

In 2015, all member states of the UN agreed an agenda to achieve better sustainability by 2030. This comprised 17 SDGs, which are considered a call to action for both developed and developing nations, providing a framework to reduce inequality and spur economic growth while tackling climate change and other major environmental issues.

As governments around the world focus their attention on achieving these goals, the BPF feels it is crucial to highlight the key contribution of the plastics industry in helping to meet them. The online resource from the BPF covers ten of the SDGs.

BPF’s director-general Philip Law said: “Sustainability is an integral part of the plastics industry’s thinking. We welcome submissions to the BPF online resource from our member companies about their contributions to achieving these economic, social and environmental goals. Preserving and expanding the myriad benefits that plastics bring to our everyday lives – while working to reduce plastics waste – is one of our industry’s most important objectives.”

To view the SDGs and Plastics resource: www.bpf.co.uk/sdgs/home