The Flemish plastics industry implements a European voluntary commitment to reduce its energy consumption by 20% (Belgian association of manufacturers of plastic and rubber articles), Flanders’ PlasticVision (Flanders’ competence centre for innovation in the plastics and rubber industry) and Sirris (Belgian collective research centre of the technological industries) started the InnEEPlas transformation project as part of the Flanders in Action – New Industrial Policy programme of the regional authorities of Flanders, Belgium. InnEEPlas intends to sensitize and to support the Flemish plastics industry on the implementation of process related energy reducing technologies. The project complements a European voluntary commitment to reduce the energy consumption in the plastics industry by 20%. Through this programme the plastics converting industry confirms its ambition to remain one of the most dynamic SME industry sectors of Flanders.

November 30th, 2011 a voluntary commitment was signed by EuPC, the European organisation of the plastics converting industry. The commitment was part of EUPlastVoltage, an initiative by which the European plastics industry intends to reduce its energy consumption by 20% in 2020. Plastics processing is one of the major European industry sectors representing approximately 50,000 small and medium sized companies, 1.6 million employees and an annual turnover of more than € 280 billion. The voluntary long term commitment was co-signed by 8 national plastics industry associations in the Netherlands (NRK), Spain (ANAIP), Hungary (AHPI), Portugal (APIP), United Kingdom (BPF), France (La Plasturgie), Germany (IK) and Belgium (
InnEEPlas is a transformation project within the New Industrial Policy of the Flanders in Action programme, made possible by the Enterprise Flanders agency.