Preventing plastic pollution from pellet loss: supply chain approach

Reducing the risk of plastic pellet loss, particularly during transfer along the supply chain.


1. British Plastics Federation and Plastics Europe provide guidance and support on Operation Clean Sweep.

2. Primary microplastics enter the environment at less than 5mm in size. Secondary microplastics are formed when macroplastics break down into tiny particles.

3. Eunomia (2016) Plastics in the Marine Environment

4. Plastics Europe Operation Clean Sweep Report 2018

5. This should identify how non-conformance happened; what the underlying cause was; the estimated scale of the (potential) spill; what steps are suggested to remediate; what steps are suggested to prevent recurrence; and the responsibility, resources and timescales to implement these steps.




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