SPMP acts on behalf of all plastics manufacturers and importers in the general areas of environmental product design and responsible waste management principles, areas which lie outside the scope of supplier-customer relations and where individualisation by supplier is of no great usefulness.
To this end, SPMP participates in voluntary action undertaken by the sectors of application.
As a major shareholder in SA VALORPLAST, SPMP makes a financial contribution to making sure that household plastic packaging, selectively collected by local authorities having entered into a contract with Eco Emballages, is recovered and recycled.
SPMP also contributes to the operating costs incurred by RECYFILM, whose mission is to facilitate the recovery of outer packaging and palletisation films, by CPA (Committee for Plastics in Agriculture), promoter of the recovery of agricultural plastics, as well as ECO PSE, whose mission is identical for expanded polystyrene boxes.
Signatory, along with all stakeholders in the sector, of the voluntary framework agreement on vehicle design and treatment of end of life vehicles, SPMP has made a commitment on behalf of its members :
To develop their technical relations with the vehicle manufacturers, equipment suppliers and dismantlers, recovery and recycling companies, so that the choice of materials involved in vehicle construction takes into account the need to ensure optimum protection of the environment and to contribute to the efficiency of the entire reprocessing sector in technical and economic terms.
To increase Research and Development work, in order to improve techniques for the recovery of materials,
To determine, in cooperation with vehicle manufacturers, equipment suppliers and dismantlers, recovery and recycling companies, the technical conditions to be respected by all of them in terms of facilitating materials recovery operations,
To participate in setting up the industrial means to allow, subject to the respect of the above-mentioned technical conditions, the recovery of materials upstream of the reprocessing sector.
Permanent monitoring of the implementation of this agreement is carried out by ISAC, created for this purpose and within which the cooperation and cohesion of the participants could be regarded as a European model.
Likewise, although not formalised by an agreement (too highly subject to obsolescence in the short term because of the multiple directives projects being drawn up), the same type of constructive relations are being fostered with partners in the electricity and electronics sectors, as well as in building and construction, in order to contribute to the definition of the best rules for product design and the criteria for selecting end-of-life recovery methods to contribute to sustainable development