Actively engage in partnerships

Being an active and responsible partner so that we together with our stakeholders can achieve a circular economy, operating within our planet’s planetary boundaries. Video - Actively engage in partnerships

A transition towards a circular economy requires a systematic shift, and fundamentally rethinking the way we produce, use and reuse products. It requires collective actions across the value chain, governments, and civil society.

We need to build a coalition for action that is both diverse and inclusive. BEWI believes that a diverse community of businesses, governments, Non-Governmental Organization and academics together can increase the capacity and capability and improve the global ecological conditions. Such partnerships will enable actions towards reaching the Paris agreement, and to build the necessary infrastructure and alliances to collect, retrieve and share circular knowledge on a global level.

By 2030 we are committed to:

Enhance policies and industry standards for circular solutions

Have an active role in international initiatives to promote circular solutions.

Be an active member in all national industry associations where we operate. By being open and transparent and sharing our knowledge from our successes, failures, and challenges.

Increase knowledge and innovation to enable circular solutions

Participate in research projects to explore opportunities and barriers for a more circular economy.

Collaborate and share our knowledge with organizations in emerging economies to enable a more circular economy and an inclusive society.

Team up to create joint value

Engage with our stakeholders to explore and identify opportunities to increase circularity through design, innovation, models of reuse and collection of materials for recycling.

Actively working with our suppliers to increase the demand for more sustainable products and solutions.

100% of our suppliers comply with our sustainability requirements.

Our Partnerships


The association for European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS) is the voice of the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) industry. Representing
23 national associations in Europe, EUMEPS’ activities focus on two main market segments: Construction and Power Parts, including packaging and shapemoulded parts. The association is committed to promoting the benefits of EPS products and have joined forces to reach the ambitious European
recycling targets by 2025.

Operation Clean Sweep

BEWI believes that progress towards a more sustainable future can be accelerated through partnerships. One of those are Operation Clean Sweep.

As a partner in the international Clean Sweep initiative, BEWI is part of promoting cleaner oceans. The purpose of Clean Sweep is to combat the release of plastic granulate from manufacturing into the environment. This initiative is part of the global Marine Litter Solutions initiative, which aims at improving the world’s marine environments. As a partner in Clean Sweep, BEWI is obligated to avoid spills of plastic granulate. The agreement includes regular audits. In practice, membership means that BEWI’s facilities in Denmark and Sweden organize the collection of plastic granulate in surface water, continually train personnel, and investigate the presence of waste in the facilities’ cisterns during the monthly safety checks.

European Plastic Pact

BEWI was one of the first signatures of the European Plastic Pact. The European Plastic Pact is a public-private coalition that forms a European network of companies, states, and other organisations. The aim of the pact is to set ambitious common objectives and to encourage cooperation, innovation, and harmonisation at the European level, to bring about a truly circular European plastics economy. The Pact works on all levels to reduce the release of plastics into the environment: by improving the recyclability and reusability of products by design, by shifting to a more responsible use of plastics, by increasing collection, sorting, and recycling, and by incorporating more recycled materials into new products and packaging.


The PolyStyreneLoop Cooperative is set up to demonstrate the feasibility of a large-scale demo plant as a closed-loop solution for the recycling of polystyrene (PS), insulation foam waste and the recovery of bromine. The planned demonstration plant in Terneuzen, Netherlands, will work with the
CreaSolv® Technology. The CreaSolv® Technology is a development of Fraunhofer Institute and CreaCycle GmbH.