We are in the midst of a global plastics crisis, with plastic production set to increase four-fold by 2050 and less than 9% of plastics currently being recycled, plastic pollution is effecting every corner of our planet. Given the gravity of this crisis, businesses can no longer assume that unsubstantiated claims, pledges, or pacts around their use of plastic will be enough to secure the public’s trust in their brand. Now more than ever they need to prove the ways in which they are recycling, cutting the use of plastic and adopting alternative, compostable, materials through a robust certification process.
With pressure to reduce plastic usage coming from both consumers and governments, a certification against a trusted plastics standard can be of great value to businesses. At Control Union Certifications Germany, we have an array of plastic and packaging related certification and verification schemes. Between them, these schemes are suitable for companies of all sizes and from all sectors, in order to recognize their reductions in plastic impact, meet regulations and secure the public’s trust for the long term. These schemes are: