Sustainable Materials

Principles for Sustainable Plastics

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.