NPE2018 Show Daily - Thursday

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For more than 25 years the plastics industry has promoted Operation Clean Sweep (OCS). The campaign's goal is to help every plastic resin handling operation implement good housekeeping and pellet, flake, and powder containment practices to work towards achieving zero pellet, flake, and powder loss, protecting the environment and saving valuable resources. The OCS blue application comprises IV parts: I. ELIGIBILITY AND CONTACT INFORMATION. You must be an OCS member to apply. Provide employee numbers and which sector of the industry you are in II. COMMITMENTS Agree to educate your employees, display the OCS plaques, hold regular reviews of housekeeping processes, share details of your success III. PROGRESS REPORTING METRICS* Share a minimum of one of the following metrics: amount of resin pellets shipped/ received, Data submitted to state regulatory agencies on the amount of resin lost into the environment or amount of material recovered within a resin handling facility that is recycled. IV. SIGNATURE Make it official Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) helps companies that produce resin to achieve zero pellet, flake, and powder loss by recognizing them for doing their part in keeping harmful materials out of waterways. And in an effort to recognize companies that go above and beyond, OCS blue is a new offering available to current OCS members who excel in the existing program. This VIP data-driven offering allows members to showcase data and basic metrics that are helpful reporting tools for other companies to be inspired by and mirror as OCS continues to grow and gain broad industry support. OCS Blue Member Benefits • An OCS blue member plaque • An advertisement in Plastics News (promoting OCS blue and its members) • OCS blue logo for use on websites/emails/internal communications • OCS website recognition • OCS newsletter recognition *( It is anticipated that metric data provided will collected for 2 to 3 years, aggregated and will be subject to member's prior approval before public release. PLASTICS and ACC will apply internal procedures to help maintain the confidentiality of individual data submissions.) {What is OCS blue?} The Newest OCS Blue Level Members: Reporting Progress for Healthier Oceans

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