Industry Polymers Sustainability
The world is facing major challenges - and in some cases profound upheavals. What does this mean for the plastics industry - do plastics have a future and, if so, what does it look like?
In this article, I venture an outlook on upcoming trends and innovations in plastics.
The success of German industry is based on the expertise of its many employees. The extreme shortage of skilled workers is consequently an unprecedented threat to the entire economy. Therefore, I am surprised that we in Germany place so little emphasis on promoting young talents. After all, it can act as an engine for industry. To achieve this, however, politics and business need to make more efforts together - instead of just relying on short-term solutions.
How can climate protection be implemented effectively? There seem to be two camps in the public debate: Some prefer renunciation and restrictions, others rely on innovation and progress. Which approach is the right one? An impulse from the world of practice.
In a changing world, effective change management is becoming increasingly important for companies and their managers. However, successful transformation processes cannot simply be ordered. They require the right framework conditions, a great deal of trust and teamwork. This is also an ongoing challenge for RENOLIT.
Climate protection and sustainability have been among the most important objectives of politics and business for several years. Nevertheless, the overall successes are still modest. One reason for this is the lack of target orientation. For more climate protection, clear priorities must be set and pursued.
Generation Z and the world of work - hardly anything has been discussed more in the area of work and careers in recent months. The debate ranges from sweeping accusations that Gen Z is work-shy to demands for completely new working conditions. One thing is clear: Gen Z is placing new demands. And I think: rightly so.
Modern medicine has massively improved the health of each and every one of us. Polymers have played a major role in this development. It is time to take a second look at this often disputed and controversial material.
A breakthrough that can change the world: Bio-attributed PVC made from renewable raw materials. They are a key to more climate and environmental protection. At RENOLIT, we are proud to bring a whole new generation of these sustainable plastics to the market - with ISCC certification.
Germany is under economic pressure. Global crises, climate change, rising inflation rates and interest rate increases are putting the substance of our prosperity to the test. As CEO of a large medium-sized company in the plastics industry, I view this development with great concern.