Introduction to the Plastic Problem
At least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean each year – which is equivalent to dumping more than 170 wheelie bins of plastic into the ocean every minute. At Global we recognize that we need to implement action to reduce the plastic we emit into the environment. Therefore we’ve made the decision to partner with Operation Clean Sweep Australia!
What is Operation Clean Sweep?
Operation Clean Sweep is a great initiative launched by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) in the United States that aims to reduce the accidental release of plastic pellets, flake and powder into the environment.
Benefits of Operation Clean Sweep
The program provides valuable resources and guidelines for companies to follow in order to minimize the amount of plastic pellets, flake and powder that is accidentally released during the manufacturing, transportation, and storage of plastics.
Voluntary Program for Companies
The program is focused on helping companies improve their environmental performance and mitigate the risk of regulatory fines and negative publicity. Since joining Operation Clean Sweep we are able to take more steps to reduce the amount of plastic that is accidentally released into the environment and help to protect the planet.
One of the key benefits of the program is that it is voluntary, which means that Global can implement the program at their own pace and in a way that works best for us. This allows Global to make the changes gradually and ensure that they are able to successfully implement the program without disrupting our operation.