The message was simple: Resin should be contained, reclaimed and/or disposed of properly. It’s time to refocus all members of our industry’s supply chain on this problem and to expand the OCS initiative to solve it.
The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and PLASTICS are working together on a revitalized OCS program to strengthen efforts to educate and change behaviour in the plastics industry with a goal of zero plastic resin loss. ACC and PLASTICS are firmly committed to this effort and are encouraging plastics companies to participate in the OCS program, which includes the practices and tools outlined in this manual.
In 2023, Plastics Europe and EuPC, the association of European Plastics Converters launched the OCS Europe certification scheme aimed at controlling and documenting compliance with requirements targeting minimization of pellet loss across the entire plastic supply chain. The certification scheme is built on the principles of the Operation Clean Sweep® programme further strengthening the industry voluntary initiative.
Watch the video below to learn more about how Operation Clean Sweep® works at companies that have taken the pledge.