Operation Clean Sweep
About Operation Clean Sweep
Operation Clean Sweep® is an international program designed to prevent resin pellet, flake, and powder loss and help keep this material out of the marine environment.
Every segment of the plastics industry has a role to play—including resin producers, transporters, recyclers and plastics processors—by implementing good housekeeping and pellet, flake, and powder containment practices.
Operation Clean Sweep has been adopted by plastics industries in more than 23 countries around the world.
The goal: achieving zero pellet, flake, and powder loss.
Operation Clean Sweep in New Zealand
Members of Plastics New Zealand do not want to see plastics of any kind in the marine environment. That’s why we are promoting Operation Clean Sweep to all plastics handling sites – material suppliers, manufacturers, and recyclers alike.
We encourage all parts of the industry to put in place practices to keep plastics out of the marine environment.
Plastics New Zealand is taking a proactive approach to helping member companies adopt best practices under this international programme.
To date 45 Plastics New Zealand member company sites have been audited and have adopted best practices to ensure they keep their plastics out of the marine environment.
The following Plastics NZ member sites have adopted best practices under Operation Clean Sweep and have committed to the ongoing protection of our waterways from accidental spillages on their sites.
Scion, Rotorua Morrow Industries Ltd/Simaplas Ltd, Auckland
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd, Auckland Proform Plastics Ltd, Hamilton
Bondor NZ Ltd - Christchurch Leda Extrusions Ltd, Wellington
Koves Plastic Industries Ltd, Auckland Plus Pac Packaging Ltd, Auckland
What you can do?
We encourage you to participate in Operation Clean Sweep. As a member we will provide you with a free audit of your site and a report with recommendations for improvement. Contact us to register.
We would like to see the entire plastics industry in New Zealand adopt the standards of Operation Clean Sweep. If you are a plastics company and not a member, we implore you to join us on this journey. If you want to remain a non-member we can still offer you a low cost audit from our in-house experts.