Plasbel® is committed to Quality, Environment and Food Safety.

Fulfilling our commitment to food safety, respect for the environment and its protection are key elements in the development of our economic activity. In order to comply with them, we have a Quality, Environment and Food Safety Policy that includes these principles.
Environmental Performance

We make the
most of our
raw materials
and reuse our
own recycled material.

At Plasbel® we manage waste
in an efficient way, saving
on raw materials and reusing
the by-products generated
during our production process, such as wrappers, packaging, waste, etc., which are all transformed into a new
recycled raw material.

We pursue excellence in environmental performance through the entire life cycle of our operations:

We carry out
responsible water use
and management
Commitment
to the
Circular Economy

Control and minimization
of atmospheric
emissions

Waste
management
Member of the Integrated
Management System
(SIG) ECOEMBES
Carbon Footprint
Organization and
Garbage Bags

Plasbel® Obtains the AENOR Certification for Carbon Footprint

Plasbel® has obtained the verification on the calculation of the carbon footprint that confirms that our company is committed to the environment after successfully passing an independent verification process performed by AENOR.

What is Carbon
Footprint?

Carbon footprint is an index to measure the impact on global warming. It indicates the emissions of greenhouse effect gases (GHG) that have an impact on the environment on each process of the manufacturing, and commercialisation of our products.

Which are the advantages of reducing
the Carbon Footprint?

  • It allows us to reduce the energy costs and to position ourselves as an environmentally responsible, open and sustainable company.
  • We follow the legislation on this matter.
  • We create social value and commitment.
  • We improve our corporate reputation and our brands.
  • We optimize resources more efficiently.
  • We contribute to the fight against climate change.

SCOPE EMISSIONS

The minimum scope for the Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente for registering the carbon footprint of the GHG emissions are scopes 1 and 2.
Scope 1: Register all direct GHG emissions
Scope 2: Register indirect GHG emissions from consumption of purchased energy
Scope 3: Register other indirect emissions
Alcance 3 : Upstream (purchases, wastes, trips, etc.)
Alcance 3 : Downstream (sales, deliveries to customers)

Plasbel® has also included scope 3.

 
Scope 3 – 85,5%
 
Scope 2 – 12,9%
 
Scope 1 – 1,61%

By replacing our cooling machines with high-efficiency, cutting-edge ones, we have been able to reduce CO2 emissions by 104.9 tons per year.

This action has been co-financed by the European regional development fund (ERDF) and the Region of Murcia.
Logo Operation Clean Sweep

Plasbel® is a member of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS). A global initiative from the plastics industry to reduce the losses of pellets (primary microplastics) into the environment. We guarantee that our plastic pellets are managed responsibly and that there are no losses into the environment.

Responsible Consumption :

Energy

Monitoring consumption and performance per machine

Installation of energy meters in the cutting machines section, in the machine room and in the extrusion plant.

15% average energy savings on the main extruder motors.

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Replacement of the main extruder motors.
From DC motors (direct current) we went to
high efficiency AC motors (alternating current),
achieving an average energy saving of 15%.

Plasbel® Non-food extrusion plant, Alcantarilla.

Pioneers in Spain in the use of AC motors for plastic extruders.

(beyond IE4 motors)

Intelligent centralized system to manage the control of all compressors.

Which is reflected in the compressors by an energy saving of 68.756 KWh / per year.

We optimize the compressors’ pressure band, reducing it to the minimum necessary, resulting in energy savings of 3.5%.

Energy savings of around 40%
in lighting.

Energy savings in
cooling production
of over 40%

Design, development and introduction of water cooling system through energy-efficient water-air chillers. We have replaced water chillers with ESSER values of 2 with water chillers with ESSER values of up to 4.5.

Mercury vapor lamps are replaced by LED technology lamps, achieving an increase in both light output and energy savings of over respectively 10% and around 40%.

Alumbrado LED Plasbel

ZERO waste
in solvent

At Plasbel® we have a solvent distiller that collects, recycles and recovers 100% of the used solvents. We exploit our recycled solvents for another use. So, the solvent is cleaned and reused indefinitely.