Protecting the climate and saving energy are two sides of the same coin. Since the industrial revolution, energy needs are met by deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels which create manmade carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. As energy consumption grows, the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increase. The climate - energy relationship is here to stay. Limiting energy consumption is therefore essential to control global warming.
This challenge has been taken by the plastics industry. Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the heart of the innovation chain of polyolefin producer Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions and one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of polyethylene and polypropylene....