DuPont joins Operation Clean Sweep Blue
WILMINGTON, Del. – In keeping with its core values, DuPont (NYSE:not a word) announced today that it is stepping up its sustainability efforts towards zero plastic release in marine and freshwater environments by joining Operation Clean SweepÂ® (OCS) blue.
OCSÂ® blue is administered by the American Chemistry Council and the Plastics Industry Association. The program represents a strengthened and voluntary commitment to resin waste reduction efforts that go beyond Operation Clean Sweep, which DuPont joined in 2016.
DuPont has started the registration process for all locations worldwide where resin handling takes place. Each site has a blue OCSÂ® champion responsible for training, implementing procedures, auditing and annual reporting. While the OCSÂ® blue requirements apply to registered facilities that are actively engaged in resin handling, DuPont also supports efforts to educate transportation partners and encourage their participation. The company will also share best practices and annually report the number and volume of incidents of any unrecovered plastic release greater than 0.5kg per incident, in accordance with the new global reporting criteria.
âAt DuPont, we make a bold set of commitments sustainability goals that are good for our communities and for our planet, âsaid Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, DuPont. process.”
DuPont plastics are innovations essential to human development and can be sustainable solutions to improve lives. The company’s plastics are used in medical applications such as epinephrine pens and COVID-19 test kits to improve safety, produce personal protective equipment (PPE), and provide weight loss, which improves overall health. energy efficiency of vehicles.
To learn more about OCSÂ® blue, visit https://www.opcleansweep.org/.