The purpose of the Principles for Sustainable Plastics is to provide the foundation for a BizNGO framework that evaluates, identifies and selects more sustainable plastics. The five essential criteria are:
- Sustainable Resources
- Closed Loop Systems
- Energy Efficient & Renewable
- Safer Chemicals
- Healthy Workplaces and Communities
The shifting of the resource base for organic chemicals from fossil fuels to renewable resources creates a unique opportunity for shifting plastics from their current unsustainable course to a more sustainable life cycle.