Acoplásticos

Environmental Management Plan for Packaging and Packaging Waste

Creating a new life for post-consumer containers and packaging

Plastic packaging is often seen as waste and, as such, can be discarded without much thought. However, there is new life in old plastics if the approach to sorting and recycling is well managed.

That’s why, across 36 cities in Colombia, action to collect and sort plastic has brought about tangible results. Working with Acoplasticos, ICIPC and over 135 allied production companies, the Environmental Management Plan for Packaging and Packaging Waste is driving awareness and change about the value of plastic waste.

Packaging plastics with potential

The recovery, transformation and use of post-consumer containers and packaging waste enables a discarded product to be converted into recycled resins that can be reused for new products. An essential part of the process is the collection stage so that the plastics can be sorted correctly and placed in the appropriate plastic waste stream. By creating a streamlined and consistent approach, the supply chain can adapt and plan accordingly and increase the volume of recycled resins in production.

Action equals growth

The volume of plastic collected has been steadily growing and is expected to double, from 3,395 tons in 2021 to an anticipated 8,000 tons in 2024.

It’s clear that there is the demand for recycled plastics, and projects like this serve to inform and drive change among consumers and producers alike.

Collection and cleaning day on beaches

Collection and cleaning day in cities

Post-consumer packaging and packaging waste collection centers

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