What is Operation Clean Sweep?
Operation Clean Sweep is an international concept developed by the American industry associations, the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council. The aim is to keep plastic pellets out of the marine environment and to highlight that the industry takes responsibility. Several hundred plastic companies around the world are already partners in Operation Clean Sweep.
Operation Clean Sweep is based on the idea that companies wishing to contribute to reducing emissions of pellets to the marine environment must register for the Operation Clean Sweep scheme, map the company’s situation and requirements in relation to reducing plastic emissions, draw up a plan of action to be implemented in relation to the result of the mapping survey, create an awareness and sense of ownership among its employees with regard to Operation Clean Sweep. Last but not least, it must monitor and ensure that adopted plans are implemented and it must constantly seek out new opportunities for improvement and ensure participation in knowledge sharing initiatives in the Operation Clean Sweep network.
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