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Reduction of CO2 emissions in the plastics industry – new guide published

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Offering practical guidance, examples and tips for suitable measures to systematically increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions are the focus of the new guide for the plastics processing industry.

Published by the German Energy Agency, the guide was prepared in coordination with the German Plastics Processing Industry Association (Gesamtverband der Kunststoffverarbeitenden Industrie – GKV) and the Plastics Packaging Industry Association (Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen – IK). ÖKOTEC experts supported the team of authors.

Embracing the challenge and setting the course for the future

Energy efficiency measures are an important lever in industry for achieving corporate climate protection targets. The new industry guide provides energy managers in plastics processing companies with ideas for designing more resource-efficient and climate-friendly production processes. In order to set the course for the future of the industry, current technical developments and potentials are presented in a sector-focused approach.

The guide at a glance

The guide provides an introductory description of industry-specific principles and challenges facing the plastics industry. Following on from this, relevant core topics are explained, including: Systemic approaches, process technologies in production, and waste heat and cross-cutting technologies. Finally, the last chapter highlights financial support opportunities. Best practice examples and tips complement each topic block, and a comprehensive checklist in the appendix serves as an initial to-do list for companies.

Our ÖKOTEC experts Dr. Kirsten Kubin, Knut Grabowski and Carsten Ernst have incorporated their know-how, experience and tips on efficiency measures and key figures from many projects with plastics processing companies into the corresponding chapters.

Are you planning efficiency and/or climate protection measures? We look forward to hearing from you!

Further information:

from energy management to climate management

Guide: From energy to climate management

In cooperation with GUTcert and the registered organization German Corporate Initiative Energy Efficiency (DENEFF), ÖKOTEC publishes a guide that supports companies on their way to climate neutrality.