Watch the video below to learn more about how Operation Clean Sweep works at companies that have taken the pledge.

The Value of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS)

The campaign’s goal 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.

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.

About the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS)

Founded in 1937, the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) promotes growth in the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. PLASTICS member companies represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers, raw materials suppliers and plastics recyclers.

About the American Chemistry Council (ACC)

The Plastics Division of ACC represents leading manufacturers of plastic resins.


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Litter is not an issue of type of debris, but one of personal responsibility. We ALL share in the responsibility to prevent litter – stopping debris before it reaches our stormwater drains where it can drift to our oceans. Protect our oceans and we protect ourselves.