Plastic waste remains an unsolved global problem.

Though plastic continues to be relied upon for its many uses, these uses come at a high cost. Discarded plastic is filling up and polluting the Earth’s natural environments.

Between 1950 and 2014 the world has experienced a 20-fold increase in plastic production. This trend has continued at an even steeper pace.

IN 2017 OVER 335 MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC WERE PRODUCED. (PLASTICSEUROPE 2017)

1 TON OF PLASTIC MADE FROM RECYCLED FEEDSTOCK PRODUCES UP TO 3 TONS LESS CARBON DIOXIDE THAN THAT MADE FROM VIRGIN FOSSIL FEEDSTOCKS.

BY 2050 PLASTIC PRODUCTION WILL BE OVER ONE BILLION TONS/ YEAR.

87 Million Tons Of Plastic Packaging Are Produced Per Year:

40% Landfill

32% Uncollected & leaked into the environment

14% Incinerated

9% Lost in the recycling process

5% Recycled

  • The decomposition of plastics leads to harmful chemicals entering the atmosphere
  • 20% of hydrocarbon output will be for plastic production in 2050. Currently it is only 4%.
  • At least 8 Million tons of plastic per year currently enters the oceans

The Solution

CPS is at the centre of the circular plastic economy.