Considerations and Criteria for Sustainable Plastics from a Chemical Perspective
This Action aligns with the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Plastics
10. Investigate environmental and socio-economic impacts of renewable material inputs for plastics
5. Guide and support news business models for environmental, financial, and social triple-win
To be considered sustainable, plastics must be managed within a sustainable materials management system (a Circular Economy) to avoid the creation of waste, toxics and pollution. Sustainable plastics must be part of a holistic and principle-based approach to sustainable material flows.
RIVM is working with the OECD working group "Considerations and Criteria for Sustainable Plastics from a Chemical Perspective" to develop sustainable criteria from the chemical perspective for plastics.
The objective of the OECD working document is to inform designers who select plastics for use in products, as well as policy makers and those who procure products, on considerations and criteria for plastics based on principles of sustainable product design for which there is considerable consensus.
RIVM, OECD working group "Considerations and Criteria for Sustainable Plastics from a Chemical Perspective" joint collaboration of OECD Chemicals Committee and the OECD Working Party on Resource Productivity and Waste.