Sofidel and plastic
In early 2018, the European Commission published a communication entitled “A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy.” The document describes the actions that the Commission would subsequently adopt in the text of the proposed directive on reducing the impact of certain plastics within the European Union. In response to these events and the consequent media impact, Sofidel immediately activated a programme to reduce consumption of its plastic packaging through optimisation measures and by choosing packaging materials with thinner film. This activity, which has been going on for many years, has been accompanied by a plan to replace plastic with alternative materials. In the third and fourth quarters of 2018, paper-packed tissue products were finalised and these were well received by many customers (for more information, see the “Packaging and other raw materials” section).