The Value of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS)

The goal of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is to help every plastic resin handling operation implement good housekeeping and pellet, flake, and powder containment practices to work towards achieving zero pellet, flake, and powder loss, protecting the environment and saving valuable resources. Visit https://www.opcleansweep.org/ to take the pledge and demonstrate your commitment to a clean environment. The OCS website features resources on program implementation manuals, employee education, procedures and best-practices.

Plastics in the Environment

Zero Pellet, Flake, and Powder Loss is a priority for the plastics industry—and a critical issue for our environment. Spilled pellets, flakes, and powder can make their ways can make their way into local waterways and ultimately estuaries and the ocean. This isn’t just an eyesore and a litter issue; pellets, flakes, and powder, if accidentally mistaken for food by birds or marine animals, could harm them. That’s why the industry is behind Zero Pellet, Flake, and Powder Loss—and it can only be achieved with your help. The OCS Program was created to help you protect the environment and keep it clean.