CENSE is pleased to announce its participation as a founding member of the Portuguese Plastics Pact. The Pact Launch Event took place last February 4th, at the EDP Headquarters Auditorium in Lisbon, with the presence of more than 150 participants.
The Portuguese Plastics Pact is coordinated by the Smart Waste Portugal Association, with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Action; Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition; and Ministry of the Sea, and is part of Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pacts Network.
It is a collaborative and innovative platform, joint by the common vision of having a circular economy for plastics in Portugal, where they will never become waste. This common commitment brings together the Government, the different agents in the plastics value chain, the Academy and NGOs, in a total of 50 organizations.
By signing this Pact, CENSE and the other entities involved subscribe and undertake to develop actions in order to achieve a set of ambitious goals and objectives for 2025, namely:
Define, by 2020, a list of single-use plastics considered problematic or unnecessary and define measures for their elimination;
Ensure that 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable;
Ensuring that 70%, or more, of plastic packaging, is effectively recycled, by increasing collection and recycling;
Incorporate, on average, 30% recycled plastic in new plastic packaging;
Promote consumer awareness and education activities (current and future) for the circular use of plastics.
The Portuguese Plastics Pact is a collaborative initiative that aims to lead by example and serve as an inspiration in the movement of transition from plastics to a circular economy.
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