European project to address energy anxieties in polymer industry04 Mar 2009
A survey of the polymer supply chain in Europe reports that only 58% of respondents are aware of existing legislation covering energy in their country. Over half of the companies responding to the ENER-Plast energy survey felt that issues relating to CO2 emissions got more publicity than Government policy on energy and energy efficiency.
The survey undertaken by ENER-Plast, the European project to help the European polymer industry and its supply chain industries reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact, aims to gauge the level of understanding, attitudes and practices towards energy and environmental legislation within the EU. It covers the polymer supply chain with the main respondents from the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Germany, Span and France. Full details of the findings are available at www.enerplast.eu.
To support the industry in understanding energy legislation, ENER-Plast has also released the ‘European Energy and Environmental Legislation Guide for the Polymer Industry’. The European polymer industry is subject to a wide range of legislation and identifying all that applies to an organisation is a complex and time consuming process. Important decisions relating to legislation must be made with increasing regularity, with each decision having far-reaching consequences.
The Guide is a unique publication examining the legislation applicable to the polymer industries and is an important resource highlighting the necessary regulations and practices to which organisations must comply within the EU Member States.
The Guide provides concise and relevant guidance on obligations, signposts grants and schemes to assist and provides a sensible starting point for businesses with limited time and resources that want to improve their energy and environmental performance. To download a copy of the Guide visit www.enerplast.eu.