Plastics in the Environment
Pellets, flakes, and powder loss are issues the plastics sector hold as its top priority. Because plastics are so prevalent in our lives, it’s the responsibility of industry and individuals to use and dispose of plastic pollution properly. While plastics don’t belong in the environment, plastic pollution has become part of the larger overall problem of litter in our oceans and waterways.
Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is an international program designed to achieve zero pellet, flake and powder loss and the potential introduction of pellets to the marine environment where they create both a litter problem and a threat to sea life and wild life. The goal of OCS is to help each segment of our industry including resin producers, transporters, bulk terminal operators and plastics processors take the steps necessary to improve containment practices towards achieving zero pellet, flake and power loss.