(NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, recently made the pledge to the environmental stewardship program, Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS). Operation Clean Sweep® is an international program focused on preventing plastics pellet loss with the objective of keeping plastics granules out of the marine environment, including the world’s oceans, seas and rivers.
Zero pellet loss is the aim of Operation Clean Sweep® and the companies that make the pledge. Operation Clean Sweep® provides members with the tools to ensure that, as resins producers, they are following good housekeeping and pellet containment best practices. The program also seeks to ensure that there is no plastic pellet loss during production operation and transportation.
As a global company, Trinseo is committed to operating in a sustainable manner, including being a good neighbor locally and globally,helping to address solutions to global issues. In particular, Trinseo is a supporter of the Marine Litter Solutions Coalition, the plastic industry’s initiative for the protection of seas and oceans.
As a plastics producer, Trinseo is engaged via our partners Plastics Europe and American Chemistry Council. Furthermore, in 2013, Trinseo joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a coalition of leading plastics producers, committed to accelerating cooperation and alignment at an international level to deliver improved outcomes for the common benefit of society, consumers and the plastics industry.
“At Trinseo, sustainability is an integral part of how we operate as a business. As a plastics producer, the Operation Clean Sweep® pledge further reinforces our commitment to the environment and finding solutions to marine litter,” said Catherine Maxey, Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety.
Operation Clean Sweep® was created and launched in 1992 by the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), a plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States.
Trinseo is a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, dedicated to collaborating with customers to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions. Trinseo’s technology is used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Trinseo had approximately $5.1 billion in revenue in 2014, with 19 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,100 employees. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo completed its renaming process in the first quarter of 2015. More information can be found on Trinseo’s website.
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