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INEGI joins the Portuguese Pact for Plastics

05 February 2020

INEGI is one of 55 national institutions that signed the Portuguese Pact for Plastics yesterday, February 4th, an initiative that aims to leverage the circular economy of plastics and prevent them from becoming waste.

By signing the document, INEGI and the other institutions involved subscribe to a set of goals and objectives to be met by 2025.

In addition to identifying single-use plastics and defining measures for their disposal, the signatories vow to ensure that at least 70% of the packaging used is effectively recycled, and that the new packaging produced is reusable, recyclable or compostable, and integrates recycled plastic.

Among the objectives is also the promotion of awareness and education activities to current and future consumers for the circular use of plastics.

This action is in line with INEGI priorities, which in the course of its activity has been promoting eco-efficiency in the industry, whether through innovation of scientific and technological basis or services aimed at rationalizing energy consumption, reducing waste, and waste recovery.

The Portuguese Pact for Plastics is coordinated by the Smart Waste Portugal Association, with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action, the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition, and the Ministry of the Sea, and is part of the Pact for Plastics Network of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

It is a collaborative initiative, which goes beyond what is required by law, aiming to lead by example and serve as inspiration in the transition to a circular economy.
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