The closing conference of the Zero Single-Use Plastic project was held on Thursday 11 February 2021 in the presence of Minister Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development and the signatories of the Manifesto.
74 signatories based in Luxembourg who, thanks to their commitments and actions in favor of single-use plastics reduction, will make it possible to annually avoid 150 tonnes of single-use plastic from 2021 onwards.
Ahead of the finalized European directive and its national transposition, you have been pioneers in this area, one we need to act on to enable a successful ecological transition
Madame Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development.
The results of a survey filled in by the signatories identified the keys to success of the project, which are employee awareness, regular communication on the implementation of sustainable alternatives and the commitment of top management.
The project has also inspired a change of mentality and habits in favor of environmental protection, moving from single use to repeated use beyond the working environment. Based on the feedback from 56 signatories, 73% of them believe that, yes, the project has had a positive impact on the personal lives of their employees.
As part of the end-of-project communication, a video with testimonials from signatories has been produced and can be viewed here.
Being aware of the environmental emergency caused by, among other things, waste pollution and the remaining challenges of the Zero Single-Use Plastic project, IMS is launching the continuation of the project called "Reuse".
Information concerning the follow-up project will be communicated shortly.