The Value of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS)
The campaign's goal is to help every plastic resin handling operation implement good housekeeping and pellet containment practices to work towards achieving zero pellet loss, protecting the environment and saving valuable resources.
Plastics in the Environment
Zero Pellet Loss is a priority for the plastics industry—and a critical issue for our environment. Spilled pellets can make their way into local waterways and ultimately estuaries and the ocean. This isn’t just an eyesore and a litter issue; pellets, if accidentally mistaken for food by birds or marine animals, could harm them. That’s why the industry is behind Zero Pellet Loss—and it can only be achieved with your help. The Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) Program was created to help you protect the environment and keep it clean.
About the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI)
Founded in 1937, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) is the plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. SPI's member companies represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers.
About the American Chemistry Council (ACC)
The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents leading manufacturers of plastic resins.