Application Group Overview

Sustainability and the Circular Economy

Plastics make an immense contribution to environmental sustainability and the circular economy. The BPF Pipes Group and its members aim to be a key player in the delivery of sustainable solutions within the circular economy. We work closely with The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) to raise awareness of the value that plastic pipe systems offer for a sustainable future.

Examples of how plastic piping systems contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BPF: Sustainability of plastics

Operation Clean Sweep®: Reducing pellet loss to the environment

TEPPFA Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

TEPPFA Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs)

The Pipes Group is publishing a series of bulletins which together describe the environmental benefits of plastic piping systems in hot and cold water systems. They build a resource which supports the development of knowledge of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to select the best sustainable options.

Environmental bulletin 1: Introduction
Environmental bulletin 2: Life Cycle Assessment
Environmental bulletin 3: Balancing Environmental Impacts
Environmental bulletin 4: Interpreting Environmental Product Declarations