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 67 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.
Plastics New Zealand Members
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.
Hope Moulded Polystyrene Ltd, Nelson Custom-Pak Plastic Products Ltd, Auckland
Sullivan Packaging Ltd, Christchurch Expol Ltd, Rolleston
Progressive Plastics Ltd , Dunedin Kaipak Ltd, Christchurch
Clariant NZ Ltd, Mt Wellington, Auckland Clariant NZ Ltd, Rosedale, Auckland
Medical Plastics Ltd , Auckland Pharmapac Ltd, Auckland
Dynex Extrusions Ltd, Auckland Uniplas Ltd, Wellington
Comspec Ltd, Christchurch Bonson Industrial Ltd, Auckland
Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd, Hamilton Chemiplas NZ Ltd, Auckland
Flight Plastics Ltd, Wellington Budget Plastics Ltd, Palmerston North
Axiam Plastics Ltd, Wanganui Elastomer Products Ltd, Christchurch
Talbot Technologies Ltd, Christchurch Waters & Farr Ltd, Rangiora
Linkplas Ltd, Auckland Millennium Plastics Ltd, Hamilton
Profile Polymers Ltd, Hamilton Gallagher Group Ltd, Hamilton
Marley New Zealand Ltd, Auckland Chemvin Plastics Ltd, Auckland
Expol Ltd, Auckland Lane Plastics Ltd, Auckland
Scion, Rotorua Alto Packaging Ltd - Christchurch
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
IML Plastics Limited, Wellington Action Plastics Ltd, Christchurch
Expol Ltd, Belfast Marley New Zealand, Christchurch
Cospak Ltd, Auckland Tru Design Plastics Ltd
Adept Ltd, Auckland Alto Packaging Ltd - Longburn
Galantai Plastics Ltd, Auckland Thermoplastic Engineering Ltd, Wellington
Skellerup Rubber Services, Auckland Pack Tech Moulding Ltd, Christchurch
Sealed Air New Zealand Ltd, Auckland Kaynemaile Ltd, Wellington
Synapco Industries Ltd, Wellington Sealed Air New Zealand Ltd, Wellington
Elite Polymers Kaimiro St, Hamilton Elite Polymers Vickery St, Hamilton
Gyro Plastics Ltd, Fielding Hansen Products (NZ) Ltd, Whangarei
Wadding Solutions, Auckland Ampacet Australia Pty Ltd, Auckland
NTD Plastics Ltd, Napier Vision Plastics Ltd, Auckland
Participating Non Member Plastics Companies
Bemis Packaging Solutions, Wellington Hexatronic NZ Ltd, Wellington
Morrow Industries Ltd/Simaplas Ltd Sistema Plastics Ltd, Auckland
Participating Logistics Companies
Röhlig New Zealand Ltd. (Auckland) Chemfreight (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.