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Selecting Healthy Materials - BizNGO Principles for Sustainable Plastics

The BizNGO Principles for Sustainable Plastics set the foundation for evaluating, identifying, and selecting more sustainable plastics. Our Principles are:

  • Sustainable resources
  • Closed loop systems
  • Energy efficient and renewable
  • Safer chemicals
  • Healthy workplace and communities
A challenge is for material manufacturers to embed the principles into product development. As Howard Williams, Vice President, at Construction Specialties, emphasized, "We call on the plastics industry to embed the Principles for Sustainable Plastics into new material development.”