According to British Plastics, the UK’s plastics manufacturers have been playing key roles in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has announced its liaisons with the government to offer support and advice, along with insights and data. It has also fielded daily enquiries for support and advice from non-governmental organisations, including 35 urgent calls for materials, bottles, lids, visors and components for ventilators.
Plastic is a key material for many essential items seeing increased demand during the pandemic, including PPE and medical equipment, but with many organisations reporting serious shortages, the BPF and affiliated organisations have been essential in offering support.
The BPF has also made its online webinars available for everyone to attend, covering topics from energy management to the shutdowns to the impact of Covid-19 on the supply of polymers.
BPF’s Director General Philip Law commented, “The plastics industry is vital in the fight against coronavirus. Despite the challenges every business is facing right now, we have been helping to feed the nation, protect key workers, and supply a wide range of essential medical supplies, including components for ventilators.
“I’m proud of how our industry has stepped up and shown its true colours during the time of this crisis.”