Clean Sweep Operation

Every year, in Europe, 41,000 tonnes of industrial plastics, in the form of granules or flakes, end up in the environment, then at sea, according to the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

To deal with this pollution, but also this waste, Operation CleanSweep (OCS) was set up. The law of February 10, 2020 relating to the fight against waste and the circular economy (AGEC) wanted to generalize this fight against pellet leaks by offering certification.

Concerned about its environmental impact, the Barbier Group subscribed to the voluntary “Operation CleanSweep” approach in 2016 and was audited in accordance with decree no. 2021-461 of April 16, 2021 relating to the prevention of industrial plastic pellet losses in the environment at the end of December 2021.

The Barbier Group is proud to be one of the first integrated PE processors & recyclers in France to receive this certificate of conformity for all of its sites!

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