Molecor, as a member of the plastics industry, is aware of its responsibility in order to prevent the use of pellets or other plastic particles used in the production process of the TOM® pipes and ecoFITTOM® PVC-O fittings, from the discharge of raw materials until the shipment of the product, through recycling, end up in the environment.
For this reason, the company has joined the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) program, signing its commitment to prevent the loss of pellets at its facilities.
The Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) project is a global and voluntary initiative of the plastics industry to reduce the loss of primary microplastics, in any of their forms: pellets, flakes or dust, to the environment.
The objective of this program is: Zero Loss of Chippings.
In Spain, ANAIP, the Spanish Association of Industrial Plastics, is promoting this initiative, carried out in collaboration with Plastics Europe, who is the leader of the program in Europe.
This program applies to the entire value chain of plastic materials, this is the reason why it is so important that all the actors involved become aware of it, for this reason, Molecor will communicate to its suppliers and customers its initiative to join the program and advise them to sign also this commitment.
For the implementation of the program it is important to identify all the points of the industrial facilities that may generate loss of plastic particles, and after evaluating the situation, determine the needs and implement the necessary improvements in facilities and equipment to avoid the loss of chipping to the environment. These actions include, among others, the implementation of containment measures to prevent the chipping from reaching the public network, implementation of new cleaning plans or the drafting of work regulations.
A very important aspect in the effective implementation of the OCS program is that all employees must be responsible for supervising and managing the control of the pellets. To do this, an awareness and training program for all staff is necessary to actively participate in the prevention of spills that is being developed.
All these measures must be monitored with different types of indicators that allow the improvement of the established procedures to be measured. These indicators will be integrated into the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System that Molecor already has implemented and certified.
In order to show the commitment to the correct sustainable development of the planet, and within its environmental sustainability strategy, Molecor will proceed to verify by an independent institution the correct implementation and monitoring of the OCS program.