Reducing Plastic Pellet Loss to the Environment. Operation Clean Sweep® is an international initiative from the plastics industry to reduce plastic pellet loss to the environment. The initiative’s aim is to ensure that the plastic pellets, flakes and powders that pass through manufacturing facilities are handled with care and do not end up in our rivers or seas. All operational sites of TEPPFA member companies have signed up in EU Operation Clean Sweep since 2021. Plastics Europe and EuPC have recently launched European Operation Clean Sweep® certification scheme. The scheme is a milestone for the OCS programme in its work towards zero pellet loss in the environment. Operational from February 2023, the first ever European pellet loss prevention certification scheme will be implemented in the form of harmonised processes and procedures for controlling and documenting pellet loss across the entire plastics supply chain. Click here to see more information on the European Operation Clean Sweep® certification scheme.
Operation Clean Sweep® helps your company ensure that plastic pellets are contained on-site, shows your company’s commitment to the environment and highlights to others that you are a responsible manufacturer.
Signing up to Operation Clean Sweep® is a simple process, and a variety of resources are provided containing key information.
Designed for industry to prevent the spread of pellets into the environment, Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) aims to assist each link in the plastics industry, resin manufacturers, carriers and plastics processors to implement good handling practices with granules (pellets) and maintenance of industrial sites.
The characteristics of this microlitter and its discharge to the environment is a collective challenge for all companies in this sector.
1. Constant vigilance:
2. Credibility at stake: