April 19, 2021 in News Releases
OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP (OCS)
For more than 25 years, the plastics industry has promoted Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), a campaign dedicated to helping every plastic resin handling operation achieve zero pellets, flake and powder loss.
At Logoplaste, we are fully committed and have been supporting OCS for the past 8 years. We began with:
Where effective measures in preventing raw material, as well as small pieces of plastic, from entering the marine environment via drains or streams where implemented and, most important, tested.
We are now ready to go worldwide with test proven best practices. Our pledge includes all manufacturing sites, as all have the potential to cause marine pollution.
BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, WE NEED ALL PLANTS IN COMPLIANCE WITH OCS REQUIREMENTS AND AUDITED
FYI A typical delivery of 28tons of material can contain 40 million pellets. If we spill 0.01% it can result in over 4,000 pellets on the floor and if these pellets are left unchecked, they could enter the water system and cause marine pollution.