Nexans is leveraging its membership to the CPA to source recycled plastic packaging materials and is actively participating in the recycling of plastic materials with its wholesalers by collecting plastic packaging waste.
January 20, 2023
In September, Nexans became a member of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) as part of its overall climate pledge to reduce the company’s environmental footprint of its operations and value chains. This important step further strengthens its commitment to the recycling, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, use, and resource efficiency of plastics in the company’s products and packaging.
Furthermore, CPA’s expertise in plastics recycling, packaging design, product, and logistics provides guidance and expert knowledge in the implementation and testing currently undertaken at its sites in Europe.
One of the key objectives of Nexans’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy is to limit the consumption of resources. As the company transitions to a circular business model, the move to recycled plastics is a major focus. At its cable drum and packaging center in Buizingen, Belgium, 30 percent of packaging materials now come from recycled plastics.
Nexans is leveraging its membership to the CPA to source recycled plastic packaging materials and is actively participating in the recycling of plastic materials with its wholesalers by collecting plastic packaging waste. This waste is being recycled via its membership to the CPA. Once recycled, it is used in packaging for new products.
To further extend the company-wide sustainability initiatives, starting in early 2023, Nexans’ Netherlands will begin a proactive program with its partners to collect Mobiway plastic drums and packing materials. The collected plastic materials will be recycled and used for new uses, creating circular packaging that extends beyond plastics and includes cardboard packaging.
Beyond the circular plastics initiative in the Netherlands and Belgium, Nexans’ France is actively involved in sourcing recycled materials for its products and packaging at its site in Autun, along with extending the program to other locations in France.
These are just a few of the programs Nexans is putting forward in the following months and years. Through its membership in the CPA, it is implementing best practices in circular plastics, from recycling, sourcing, and manufacturing to distribution, use, and resource efficiency.