The issue of plastic resin pellet pollution has been well documented. With the help of volunteers from the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and other organisations we have developed a large dataset which shows where these pellets have been found around Australia. We have now started to implement a Source Reduction Plan for pellets in Melbourne.
We are introducing a new and innovative program for the plastics industry in the Port Phillip Bay Catchment called OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP ®. The program offers simple, cost effective solutions to achieve zero pellet loss. If successful the program will become national following in the footsteps of the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
We are inviting members of the plastic industry as well as the EPA and council representatives to an introductory workshop which will outline the program and how it can be implemented. Reducing plastic resin pellet loss results in:
- Less regulatory fines
- A safer workplace
- Increased efficiency due to decreased loss of product
- An enhanced environmental steward reputation
- Decreased environmental risk
We are running 3 free introductory workshops in Melbourne in November where you can learn more about the program; see how it can be implemented and sign-up to a free introductory trial. The Operation Clean Sweep resources are all free, and there is financial assistance available for companies who sign-up at the workshop to assist in any infrastructure needed to implement the program.
9th November 9am-12pm Wyndham City Council Function Room 1 – REGISTER HERE
11th November 9am – 3.15pm Encore St Kilda – REGISTER HERE
12th November 7:30am – 9:30am Woodlands Golf Club Kingston. Please note that there is an optional sit down breakfast for this event which has a cost of $25 per person.
– To attend the workshop for free without the breakfast REGISTER HERE
– To attend the workshop and book the $25 breakfast REGISTER HERE
This project was funded through the Victorian Government’s Litter Hotspots Program.