Currently SP PLAST Creating has shifted its vision towards new horizons in the field of eco-sustainability as all the polymers used are recyclable and are reused internally in its production chain to produce components or semi-finished products also made using biobased or biodegradable materials. The company adopts a constant monitoring approach with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through solutions that support the protection of biodiversity.
In this regard, in 2017, as part of a TEAM project on eco-sustainability led by ABB and Maip – a research company of raw materials – SP PLAST Creating contributed to the victory of the Bioplastic Awards by producing an article in the first Biological Technopolymer, or Biopolymer.
Bioplastics, as defined by European Bioplastics, is a term used to describe two different types of plastics, that is plastics based on renewable sources where the focus is the origin of the base material used and biodegradable and compostable plastics according to EN 13432 or ASTMD 6400 or similar standards where the focus is on the compostability of the final product. Therefore, biodegradable and / or compostable plastics can derive from renewable sources (BIOBASED) and / or from non-renewable sources.
SP PLAST Creating has for years been supporting a lot of initiatives linked to solidarity actions aimed at environmental improvement in a climate of complete sustainability. Among the latest challenges, the one faced by Simone Zignoli, a motorcyclist who with a Yamaha jet ski tackled a solo tour of Sardinia that ended with his arrival at the Genoa Boat Show. In the spirit of the battle for the defense of the sea and nature, the protagonist of this long tour completely immersed himself in the environment, sleeping on the beaches, feeding on what he found, meeting communities closely linked to the territory and facing numerous unforeseen events. SP PLAST and XPP Seven have supported this adventure by providing a Seabin, a floating bin that sucks up and collects waste from the water, including microplastics. Especially effective in areas such as ports, where debris accumulates, it can capture more than 500 kilos of waste per year.