Our

goal

is the rational use of plastic products accompanied by correct management at the end of their useful life

GOCIRCULAR

PLASTICS

What is it all about?

GoCircularPlastics is a project by Armando Alvarez Group to achieve our ambitious goal in terms of sustainability, hand in hand with the UN Global Compact and the European Circular Economy initiative.

What is the goal?

Rational use of plastic products accompanied by correct management at the end of their useful life, to recover those products as resources through recycling or energy recovery.

Sustainable procurement

We develop, along with our suppliers, new protocols for a more sustainable supply.

  • Promote sustainable purchases/procurement of raw materials with suppliers who certify that they carry out processes to reduce the environmental impact of their production.
  • Adoption in the value chain of recycled and certified raw materials that offer all the guarantees of use. To this end, we have a wide network of suppliers who specialize in post-consumer recycling processes.
  • Incorporation of new bio-based materials from renewable sources and others that can biodegrade naturally or be composted in industrial facilities.

Use and consumption

  • Our solutions reach customers in 105 countries. We promote the rational use of plastics by encouraging correct circular management.

ECOdesign

  • We actively collaborate with clients, suppliers, and partners in the search for the best-certified solutions to meet their sustainability goals.
  • We offer consultancy to design tailor-made solutions for each client.
  • We develop specific formulations to meet the challenges demanded by the market to reduce the amount of plastic in the product, improve recyclability, carbon footprint, or the sustainability goal set by our client.

Recovery of end-of-life products

  • To ensure complete recovery of used plastics within a circular model, we work to make sure that end-of-life products are correctly collected and sorted to maintain their traceability to recycling or composting plants.

ECOsolutions

  • We put at your disposal our experience of more than 60 years in the plastic transformation industry, offering advanced products with sustainable and certified raw materials.
  • We carry out recovery and internal recycling processes of industrial wastes to optimize our processes.
  • We progressively incorporate recycled materials into new products, thus reducing our carbon footprint.
  • We design reusable or refillable packaging.
  • We innovate through continuous improvement in yield optimization, achieving unit weight reductions.
  • We simplify formulations with mono-material structures that facilitate the subsequent recycling of products.
  • We design solutions that are biodegradable in the soil to avoid their collection.

Reintegration into the value chain as a new raw material

  • Once recovered, mainly through recycling processes, we use the renewed raw materials by incorporating them into new manufacturing processes, giving them a new life based on circular economy principles.

Sustainable procurement

We develop, along with our suppliers, new protocols for a more sustainable supply.

  • Promote sustainable purchases/procurement of raw materials with suppliers who certify that they carry out processes to reduce the environmental impact of their production.
  • Adoption in the value chain of recycled and certified raw materials that offer all the guarantees of use. To this end, we have a wide network of suppliers who specialize in post-consumer recycling processes.
  • Incorporation of new bio-based materials from renewable sources and others that can biodegrade naturally or be composted in industrial facilities.

ECOdesign

  • We actively collaborate with clients, suppliers, and partners in the search for the best-certified solutions to meet their sustainability goals.
  • We offer consultancy to design tailor-made solutions for each client.
  • We develop specific formulations to meet the challenges demanded by the market to reduce the amount of plastic in the product, improve recyclability, carbon footprint, or the sustainability goal set by our client.

ECOsolutions

  • We put at your disposal our experience of more than 60 years in the plastic transformation industry, offering advanced products with sustainable and certified raw materials.
  • We carry out recovery and internal recycling processes of industrial wastes to optimize our processes.
  • We progressively incorporate recycled materials into new products, thus reducing our carbon footprint.
  • We design reusable or refillable packaging.
  • We innovate through continuous improvement in yield optimization, achieving unit weight reductions.
  • We simplify formulations with mono-material structures that facilitate the subsequent recycling of products.
  • We design solutions that are biodegradable in the soil to avoid their collection.

Use and consumption

  • Our solutions reach customers in 105 countries. We promote the rational use of plastics by encouraging correct circular management.

Recovery of end-of-life products

  • To ensure complete recovery of used plastics within a circular model, we work to make sure that end-of-life products are correctly collected and sorted to maintain their traceability to recycling or composting plants.

Reintegration into the value chain as a new raw material

  • Once recovered, mainly through recycling processes, we use the renewed raw materials by incorporating them into new manufacturing processes, giving them a new life based on circular economy principles.

THE CIRCULARITY OF PLASTICS

 

Enter into the circle

The 2030 Agenda
and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On September 25, 2015, 193 countries pledged to work together to achieve the United Nations’ 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, setting a deadline of 2030 for their fulfillment.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a roadmap developed to achieve a common social goal: greater global and sustainable human development. This agenda proposes global action not only for the government sector, but also involves and commits companies, social organizations, and other stakeholders working at international, national, regional, and local levels.

The private sector has a central role to play in this roadmap, which is both a responsibility and an unprecedented opportunity to align business goals with those of greater social justice and sustainability.

Thus, Armando Alvarez Group, as a signatory partner of the Global Compact since 2018, has adopted these goals as a guide to developing an action plan that includes concrete, ambitious and realistic goals for the group.

Our 2030 goals

Armando Alvarez Group is committed to acting in a manner consistent with the principles it upholds, promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Global Compact and we are especially committed to working on six of them.

Sustainable development objetives:

Incorporating
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Commitments
  • Use of Biodegradable Materials that can degrade under composting conditions.
  • Use of Biomaterials, avoiding the depletion of non-renewable resources.
  • Use of Recycled Materials, to promote reuse cycles while keeping the quality of the final product.
  • Use of High Technology, both in processes and materials to facilitate the simplicity of the polymeric structure, supporting its functionality and reducing, therefore, the amount of waste generated at the end of its useful life.
  • We reinforce one of the EU goals for the year 2030, which seeks the total recyclability of all packaging in the EU market by that date.

%

use of sustainable materials

2030 Goal

Energy efficiency

Commitments
  • Reduction of the carbon footprint of any business activity carried out by the AAG, whether in the production of inputs, waste generation, or energy consumption required by such activity.
  • Significant decreases in energy consumption and greater efficiency in energy use. This requires actions in three different areas: good practices, use of new technologies, and use of raw materials with better performance during processing.

Gwh

total saving

2030 Goal

Carbon footprint

Commitments
  • Determination of environmental impacts, identifying the critical points that allow their alignment with the company’s strategic environmental goals.
  • Design a plan to reduce the impact generated by the company, identify the most important emission elements of the organization, and focus efforts on their reduction.

Carbon Neutral

AAG joint seal

2030 Goal

Zero Waste Disposal

Waste recovery and reuse. This has become a strategic option for the future, with the clear goal of minimizing or recovering waste production.

Commitments
  • Direct management in the treatment of waste to apply reuse and recovery techniques framed within the Circular Economy strategy (GoCircularPlastics) of the AAG, with the strategic guideline of reducing as much as possible the amount of waste destined for disposal in landfills, considerably reducing the environmental impact.

%

hazardous waste to landfills

%

recovery of inert waste

2030 Goal

ECOdesign

Selection and adaptation of the different resins and polymeric additives used in the structures of containers and packaging to optimize the distribution and reduction of thickness.

Commitments
  • Weight reduction, while maintaining the functionality of the packaging as a whole.
  • Reducing the waste generated and, therefore, a smaller ecological footprint, which means lower environmental impact. In addition, this lightness in the packaging brings value to the user from the economic point of view (practicality and applicability of its use) and especially to the environmental impact. In this way, two aspects are satisfied in the market: economic profitability and environmental efficiency.

Tons of

plastic waste reduction

2030 Goal

Armando Alvarez
Group