The plastics industry is deeply affected by this trend as well. While pessimists see the obstacles here, optimists spot the opportunities. New and innovative solutions are needed. Business concepts are changing from mass production to recycling. Compounds like Bioplastics, which used to be niche products, are now in high demand. Highly specialized performance and engineering compounds like FRTP or Polycarbonate are utilized as replacement for metal components in automotive construction. They weigh less than metal, and lighter cars consume less fuel, hence sustainability. The plastics industry is adapting, changing, evolving.