PlasticsEurope, the Pan-European trade Association representing plastics manufacturers, launched today its Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) 2019 Progress Report. 

Operation Clean Sweep is an international programme (joined by AMAPLAST in 2016) designed to prevent the loss of plastic granules (pellets, flakes and powders) during handling by the various entities in the plastics value chain and their release into the environment.

The methodology included in this programme has already helped to implement effective corrective actions in many companies in the plastics industry worldwide (raw materials producers, processors, contractors, transporters, distributors etc.).
Machinery manufacturers are also involved, though on a smaller scale; infact during machines' tests and trials a minimal quantity of pellets may disperse in the environment.