Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) began an education effort twelve years ago to reduce plastic resin loss to the environment. A number of public service materials under the name of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) were disseminated to companies throughout the country. The message was simple: Resin should be contained, reclaimed and/or disposed of properly. It’s time to refocus all members of our industry’s supply chain on this problem and to expand the OCS initiative to solve it.

The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and PLASTICS are working together on a revitalized OCS program to strengthen efforts to educate and change behavior in the plastics industry with a goal of zero plastic resin loss. ACC and PLASTICS are strongly committed to this effort and are encouraging plastics companies to participate in the OCS program, which includes the practices and tools outlined in this manual.

PPI is proud to have a number of member companies participating in Operation Clean Sweep