Borealis is considered a silent giant. Recently, the group employed 6600 people worldwide – around 1700 of them in Vienna, Schwechat, and Linz -, selling 7.6 and net profits of nearly 1.1 billion euros. In addition to fertilizers and basic chemicals, Borealis produces raw materials for the plastic industry, such as polyethylene and polypropylene. This will be further processed into PET bottles, automotive components, cable insulation and more. On the one hand, practical plastics and in many fields are very necessary; On the other hand, plastic islands at sea are visible signs that not everything is going smoothly.