Plastic production has been increasing progressively over time. The most recent figures place the world production of plastic above 300 million tons.
The generation of waste in the environment and disinformation that hinders the optimal use of this material has led to the government taking important measures such as: Law that prohibits the delivery of plastic bags in commerce. The environmental initiative echoes the first principle of the Law of Extended Producer Responsibility (REP), which seeks to reduce the generation of waste that seriously damages the environment and especially our oceans.
TOPCOLOR, in the framework of supporting these measures, has taken different actions:
In the framework of the II APL organized by the Pan American North Business Circle (CIRPAN) in 2018, our company complied with the 18 applicable actions (100%) that aim to achieve the seven agreed social and environmental responsibility goals. The average compliance of all the companies in the sector adhering to the APL was 90%.
We are constantly developing and incorporating compostable resins in our product lines. Compostable resins can be subjected to both industrial and domestic composting processes and do not contaminate the soil, as they must reach 90% biodegradation in a maximum of 180 days (ASTM 6400)
In TOPCOLOR we have Additive Masterbatches specially designed to improve the quality of recycling, helping the second and third life of plastics to be of better quality and greater added value. For its part, the company implemented a segregation and recycling plan for internal waste.
Because plastics are practically unbreakable, they can be used in multiple products. For example, in food packaging, since it protects its content avoiding contamination.
One of the main benefits of plastic is that they are chemically inert and comply with hygiene rules, which provides total safety when packaging products such as liquids, food and medicines.
It is a very flexible material and easily adaptable to changes and trends, and therefore it is being renewed according to the increasingly responsible needs with the environment, as long as they are used and disposed of responsibly.
In agriculture, plastic has allowed the transformation of practically unproductive land into fruitful areas, through the preservation of soils and the maximization of food production.
Once transformed into waste, plastics can be recovered through recycling or by incineration with energy recovery.