Plastic Free July 2021 hero

Plastic Free July 2021

01
Jul

Plastics make our lives easier in many ways and are often lighter or less expensive than alternative materials. However, if they are not properly disposed of or recycled, they will end up in the environment, remaining for centuries while degrading into smaller pieces. These small pieces (typically smaller than 5 mm) called microplastics are nowadays one of the environment’s biggest threats.

What are microplastics?

Micrplastics are solid plastic particles composed of mixtures of polymers, functional additives and sometimes residual impurities. They can be unintentionally formed when larger pieces of plastic, like car tyres or synthetic textiles, wear and tear. But they are also deliberately manufactured and added to products for specific purposes, such as exfoliating beads in facial or body scrubs.

How to help?

The best way to reduce the amount of plastic disposed of is to reduce its use.

This month we have a challenge for you. Plastic Free July! It is a global movement that helps millions of people to be part of the solution on plastic pollution. With everyone's contribution we can all benefit from cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Download the calendar and get started today!

STS Group Journal

October 02 2023

STS Group Sponsors SETU Wildcats

We’re delighted to share that we are main sponsors of the SETU Waterford Wildcats Senior Basketball Team.

Founded in 1983 the club is one of the leading women’s basketball clubs in Ireland.…

read more

June 21 2023

STS Group Awarded AWS Horizon Award

STS Group were delighted to be in attendance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Business Breakfast hosted in Dublin this week. It was a great opportunity to meet with industry peers and partners…

read more

March 27 2023

Visit to Bristol Myers Squibb EU Cell Therapy…

STS Group were thrilled to have students from TU Dublin visit the Bristol Myers Squibb CAR T Cell Therapy Production Centre project in Leiden, Netherlands.

This new manufacturing facility…

read more