Manufacturing industry, logistics operators and the transport sector at the port of Antwerp are throwing their weight behind 'Operation Clean Sweep', a new programe designed to prevent plastic litter materials, such as small polymer plastic pellets, getting into the environment.
Antwerp is the first port in Europe to sign up for this programme, an initiative of PlasticsEurope, with a 'Zero Pellet Loss' consultative platform is being set up in Antwerp to organise measures for keeping the loss of pellets to an absolute minimum.
“Sustainable enterprise is now deep in the genes of our port companies,” said port alderman Marc Van Peel. “They work hard in all sectors to reconcile people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The signing of this charter today is the best proof of the great importance attached to this subject in the world of plastics.”