What is the role of plastics today? “If they did not exist, modern society would have to invent them to ensure a sustainable future. The reason plastics are the go to material in so many different areas, is that they combine high performance with an efficient use of resources. From a purely economic point of view – plastics save costs. In terms of versatility and capacity for innovation – plastics are best placed to respond to a wide range of emerging technological needs. From a sustainability perspective, plastic applications provide significant environmental benefits in a variety of different areas, such as: packaging, the automotive industry, electric and electronic equipment, building and construction, household goods, leisure and sports equipment, and in agri...