OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP® (OCS) is an international program designed to prevent plastic pellet loss and the potential introduction of pellets to the marine environment where they create both a litter problem and a threat to sea life and wild life. The essence of OCS is to help each segment of the plastics industry — including resin producers, transporters, bulk terminal operators, and plastics processors — to implement good housekeeping and pellet containment practices towards achieving zero pellet loss.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association promotes the program to the Canadian plastics value chain. (more info)
In the United States, Operation Clean Sweep is a joint program of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and the American Chemistry Council. (more info)