Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by leaders in plastics to reduce the number of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately the ocean. The company signed a pledge on 24 October, to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics|SA’s Operation Clean Sweep launched earlier this year.
Group MD of Polyoak Packaging, Jeremy Mackintosh; its operations manager, Stuart Allen; its sustainability manager, Rowan le Roux and the sustainability manager at Plastics|SA, Jacques Lightfoot were among the attendees at the ceremony. The event was held at Polyoak Packaging’s regional head office in Cape Town.
Mackintosh says owing to the company’s substantial daily use of pellets and flakes, it is important for it to adhere to strict environmental standards and take a leading role as a responsible producer.
‘We want to highlight our commitment to making zero pellet loss a priority by ensuring that pellets are kept out of the natural environment, including waterways and oceans,’ he concludes.