10/21/2013

PlasticsEurope presents representative survey: 71 percent of Germans like plastics

Today plastic is almost ubiquitous, it is a problem solver, it realizes ideas, it ensures greater sustainability - and plastic is popular.


In a recent representative survey seven out of ten respondents (71 percent accurate) assess plastic as a positive material. Especially in medical devices and telecommunications, the Germans agree with about 80 percent each: We cannot do without plastic. The industry also still achieves high approval ratings of 68 percent.


The plastics industry sees this high level of acceptance as an important prerequisite for economic success. The 7,000 predominantly medium-sized companies in the plastics industry in Germany offer secure jobs with a future to more than 380,000 people. With a share of about six percent of industrial production, the plastics industry is one of the major industrial sectors in Germany.