LEARN ABOUT OUR HISTORY

THE FOUNDATION

FUNDACIÓN PLASTIC SENSE started operations in 2017 at the behest of companies within the industry and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, seeking to provide transparency and visibility for the work performed by companies in the PET food tray value chain in terms of Circular Economy.

We are a team of people working in the foundation who have extensive professional experience in the field of PET. Our main goal is to promote the use and recycling of food trays manufactured from this material.

OUR VALUES

Permanent COLLABORATION with the entire value chain of PET food tray use and recycling.

PASSION for our work because we enjoy what we do.

COMMITMENT to implementing a Circular Economy model in the PET food tray sector.

HONESTY as the basis for the entire operation of our foundation.

QUALITY as the guarantor of all the activities we promote, drive and undertake at the foundation.

EXCELLENCE as the ongoing goal in all our actions.

CLOSENESS to all the companies and bodies that share our goals and, most especially, to our ECOSENSE companies.

OUR

ACTIVITIES

AWARENESS-RAISING

Implementation and development of strategic tools and activities to promote and disseminate in Europe the use and recycling of PET food trays, together with actions to generate knowledge on the recyclability and eco-design of PET food trays, which will be used as the basis for their dissemination.

CERTIFICATION

Activities to guarantee the transparency and traceability of incorporating recycled PET into the food tray value chain. The foundation grants ECOSENSE certification to sheet and tray manufacturers and packers whose plastic waste is recycled and reintroduced into the manufacturing process of new trays. The certification is renewed biennially and in the intermediate year between each renewal an annual verification is conducted.

PROJECTS

Added-value services for certified companies or bodies that request them as regards environmental consultancy on PET food trays. The possibility is envisaged of signing agreements with collaborating expert bodies.

RETRAY (REcycled and recyclable PET Food TRAY) Project: a collaborative project with companies and bodies from the entire PET food tray value chain, seeking to consolidate the recycling and recyclability of post-consumption PET food trays originating in the collection of municipal waste.