Plastics: part of green solution

Beacham, Will; Cozier, Muriel
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/30/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 64, p33
Trade Publication
The article reports on the involvement of the plastics industry in providing solution to environmental challenges, according to PlasticsEurope executive director Wilfried Haensel. He explains that the industry helps reduce energy use by manufacturing insulating materials. Haensel encourages the industry to talk publicly about its role in relation to climate protection. He addresses the need for the industry to cooperate with more than just its own supply chain on environmental matters.


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