British Plastics Federation: The Road to Net Zero

Posted on Posted on 16 Dec 2021

Watch back the recording from BPF's event with Horners, on the road to net zero. Also find out about BPF's Net Zero Hub.

On 8th December 2021, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) hosted an event with Horners on Plastics and the Road to Net Zero, where UKCPN Programme Lead, Dr. Sally Beken, spoke.

You can view the recording of the event below:

The British Plastics Federation is pleased to launch its new Net Zero Hub, providing a range of resources for members and the wider industry to better understand Net Zero and begin their journey. As part of this, the BPF has also produced a Net Zero briefing, introducing to the industry the concept of Net Zero and steps needed along the journey.

With the UK Government playing a leading role in setting legislation to achieve decarbonisation, industry has a key role to play in achieving this. MakeUK’s Demystifying Net Zero report highlighted manufacturing’s 11% contribution to UK carbon emissions, and as a manufacturing sector the plastics industry will have a role in delivering a future low carbon economy. Indeed, Net Zero is not possible without plastics, as highlighted by the UK Government’s  publication Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener, which noted the importance of replacing iron pipes with plastic pipes to reduce methane leakage across the gas network.

What’s in the Hub?

Companies will find a ‘decarbonisation directory’, listing BPF member companies to date who have either made commitments according to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)or UN’s Race to Zero as well as companies with interim company-wide emission reduction targets. .

The Hub also contains useful information on various industry net zero plans which detail the strategy for a host of sectors, including the energy sector. There are further resources available, including training on the topic and tools to measure and reduce carbon emissions.

BPF Net Zero briefing document 

The BPF is  pleased to launch its  Net Zero Briefing: Introduction to net zero for the plastics industry . This  briefing provides an explanatory overview of Net Zero, including scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. The briefing also takes companies through the most important measures needed to achieve  Net Zero starting with measuring, reporting  and through to reduction, optimisation and tackling residual emissions. For companies looking to implement net zero targets  this briefing provides a succinct overview of the most important aspects of net zero for the plastics industry.  

The Net Zero briefing can be found in the Training & Resources part of the Net Zero Hub.


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