Keeping global warming under control is amongst the most crucial challenges the world is facing today. Although energy intensive in its production process, plastics make a key contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, plastics prevent 5-9 times more CO2 during their use phase than emitted for their production. Furthermore without plastics, particularly polyolefins in packaging or automotives, 60% more carbon emissions would be emitted. Twice as many routes of transport would also be needed without plastics for the products and goods manufactured and used on a daily basis.