The majority of the European Parliament voted in favour, to ban ten disposable products by the end of October
2018. Cutlery, plates and stirrers may no longer contain plastic elements from 2021. These products are responsible for approximately 70% of the waste in the European waters.
A Facility Manager has an important role in the use of products and waste management in an organisation. The Facility Manager has insight in consumption, waste flows and manages the behaviour of employees. This gives Facility Managers the opportunity to influence the use of plastics.
In the end of 2018 CSU & Schijvens won the Corporate Fashion Award in the category ‘CPR Collection’ with their new clothing line. This clothing line is made of 100% recycled materials. The circular clothing line includes costumes, blouses, ties, polo’s, T-shirts, trousers and aprons. The materials that are used for the clothing line include 30% recycled textile, 20% usage of textile offcuts and 50% old PET-bottles and fishing nets. The costumes are made out of 100% recycled polyester. The clothing is designed in a specific way which makes it easier to recycle. This forms a circular chain. The buttons and zippers can be replaced by small bowties. The clothing and accessories can be melt and reused.
No single-use plastic
A big catering company bans the use of plastic disposables. The catering company replaces the plastic disposables with a sustainable variant, for example, wood, paper or biodegradable plastic. Due to this project, less plastic ends up in our oceans.