We work to ensure we meet all our own environmental responsibilities whilst working closely with our customers to help them achieve theirs.

Plastic is a force for good

We produce plastic components and consumables where plastic is the most sustainable material available and provides unbeatable technical performance. Within each of our specialist application sectors and for each technical application, no material has a better carbon footprint than plastic, provided each is recycled and reused effectively.

When we manufacture high volume components and consumables, our plastic engineered solutions help create more sustainable products and minimise the environmental footprint. In our applications, using plastic (instead of alternative materials) reduces overall fuel usage, improves fuel efficiency, reduces water use and minimises food waste.

Plastics have a strong environmental profile. All polymers are lightweight, durable, low carbon and recyclable. And they are not a major drain on our natural resources. Only 4% of global oil production is used for plastics. (BPF)

We see waste as the opportunity

We see waste as the key opportunity for improvement. In our effort to support the vision for a circular economy for plastics, we focus our efforts on three areas of waste management.

Waste not, want not
We are committed to increasing the recycling of our internal waste. Internal plastic scrap represents about 10% of our plastic usage. Our goal is to increase the recycling of this scrap from less than 1% of plastic used to 7.5% of total plastic used, by 2021. The remaining 2.5% is likely to go to recycling or synthetic fuel as we cannot currently re-use it.

Customer assistance
Where possible, we facilitate improved recycling by our customers and advising them about more sustainable alternatives; thinner/stronger materials being the most obvious opportunity at present.

Material development
Synnovia is committed to providing the best performing, most sustainable products to answer our customers’ needs. We continually research and assess alternative materials to ensure our engineered solutions offer the best performance possible using the most suitable materials.

Synnovia is committed to exploring and developing:

• Lighter/thinner but stronger materials (light-weighting)
• Re-usable and recycled materials
• End-of-life waste solutions
• Partnerships with research establishments to develop new materials