Sustainability

Everywhere we look, we see the promise of renewable energy

Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions put the circular economy into action

Our Philosophy

“The planet is our home. Sustainability is an evolving goal for our company, and we are confident that making a high technological plastic solution for our customers should relate to mindful sourcing of materials, production, and control of waste.

We know that there is still a long way to go, and we will actively and steadily work towards reducing the footprint we leave behind. From ideas to solutions, production to supply chain, research to marketing, we are constantly learning and improving.”

We use electricity coming from Hydro Power

Hydro Power EnergyThanks to its topography and high levels of annual rainfall, Switzerland has ideal conditions for the utilisation of hydropower.  Towards the end of the nineteenth century, hydropower underwent an initial period of expansion, and between 1945 and 1970 it experienced a genuine boom during which numerous new power plants were opened in the lowlands, together with large-scale storage plants. Based on the estimated mean production level, hydropower still accounted for almost 90% of domestic electricity production at the beginning of the 1970s, but this figure fell to around 60% by 1985 following the commissioning of Switzerland’s nuclear power plants, and is now around 57%.

Hydropower therefore remains Switzerland’s most important domestic source of renewable energy. Read more…

We generate heat with woody biomass

Woody BiomassWoody biomass consists of wood sourced from forests and landscape maintenance as well as from industry offcuts and waste, which can be used to produce heat and/or electricity by combustion and gasification. In Switzerland, woody biomass generates mostly heat, accounting for 11% of the country’s heating demands, making it the second most important renewable source after hydropower. In this view we at Plastex are proud to confirm that we use woody biomass to heat our offices during winter time, reducing the use of more polluting methodologies.

The Swiss government’s Energy Strategy 2050, with forest-derived wood playing an oversized role. Read More…

We use groundwater for the machineries cooling process

Underground WaterGroundwater is generally plentiful in Switzerland.

It fills the voids in the subsurface, is recharged from precipitation and river water, and is a component of the water cycle.

The subsurface in Switzerland contains some 150 km3 (150 billion m3) of water, making groundwater the largest water reservoir in the country, together with the lakes. Over 10% of this, some 18 km3, is renewable annually and could theoretically be extracted sustainably, i.e. without a permanent impact on the environment.

However, the amount of groundwater that is actually used is much smaller due to the intensive land use in large parts of Switzerland and associated conflicts of use. Read More...

We encourage and push the circular economy in our production re-using our commercial waste into new cycles and products

Circular Economy Recycling

A circular economy supports sustainable development by aiming to secure the resources to sustain our current and future generations. 

This is achieved by minimising resource inputs and waste, emission, and energy leakage of products over time using four distinct strategies: narrowing, closing, slowing, and regenerating resource loops. 

Whatever definition you choose, a circular economy is the alternative to the linear economic system that still predominates: raw materials are extracted, and products are manufactured and sold, consumed and disposed of − leading to shortages of raw materials, emissions, large volumes of waste and the associated environmental problems.

We trust in a green sustainable future...

Future ProjectsWe use electric commercial vehicles for our sales managers and we installed LED lighting across our facility and we are also planning for 2022 to install solar panels on the roof for a total power of 160 kW