Like any products, plastic materials have impacts on earth’s energy resources. To assess those impacts,plastics eco-profile studies use the gross energy required to produce them. It includes all gross primaryfuels used as energy or raw materials and all other energy resources consumed all along theproduction process (from earth’s resources extraction to plastics resins or compounds production).
Plastic materials have very different gross energy requirements, leading to very different impacts onearth’s resources. Make the right material choice has become essential in a context where earth’s energyresources need to be carefully controlled.