In the news we often hear and read about the effects of climate change, resource depletion and about plastic waste being a hazard to the world we live in. Consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about sustainability topics and are increasingly demanding not only products that have a positive impact on the environment and on society, but also more transparency over the total impact of ownership, throughout the entire value chain.
The plastics industry must answer to these challenges and adapt to the needs of a wider range of stakeholders. The time is ripe for all players, from raw material suppliers to plastics processers and brand owners, to work together toward a more sustainable and circular world.
With this movement, it is only fitting that one of the key themes of the K Fair this year is plastics for sustainable development, focusing on circular economy, water management, and renewable energy. As a K Fair exhibitor, we – DSM - are showcasing present and future sustainable material solutions that address the challenges our world faces today. We are especially excited to be announcing our new sustainability strategy, the next step of our long-term journey toward circularity.