HSV is taking part in Operation Clean Sweep®. By signing the pledge, we endorse the utility and necessity of contributing to a better environment and affirm our commitment to promote plastic containment and minimise litter.
Operation Clean Sweep® | Putting the environment first
Joining Operation Clean Sweep® is a logical move for HSV. After all, the environment and our planet’s future are key at our organisation. Here at HSV, we believe that a better environment starts with us. From that perspective, our company has been developing and implementing various sustainability initiatives for years. These efforts range from sustainable energy to waste prevention, but also recycling and reusing particle foams.
Our approach to preventing waste and litter
To ensure that plastic waste and litter do not end up in the environment, potential sources of pollution are identified and addressed. Employees receive regular training. What they learn there is then used to retain plastic granules and remove them effectively as needed.
The work environment is optimised on an ongoing basis, and technical measures have been implemented to prevent spills of pellets (raw materials), beads (expanded plastics) and residual materials.
Designing for the logistical chain
HSV also takes the logistical chain into account. For example, our business relations have the opportunity to return clean EPS and EPP material to be recycled and reused.
Sustainable & circular production
HSV makes efficient use of its resources, and we are proud to contribute to the circular economy. Besides preventing waste, we offer our business relations the option to use recyclate (recycled materials) to manufacture finished and semi-manufactured products. Renewable energy and green steam are used during the production process. A sustainable choice!
Sustainable product development
Would you like to develop a sustainable product and discover more about the HSV production facilities? Our particle foam engineers would be happy to advise you. Click on the button below to contact one of our engineers directly.
About Operation Clean Sweep (OCS)
Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) started over 25 years ago. The programme is an international initiative by the global plastic industry to prevent waste materials and litter from being released into the environment. Read more about Operation Clean Sweep here.
The European Commission expects the plastic industry to provide transparent and quantitative proof by 2024 that there has been a reduction in pellet loss and that tangible steps have been taken to prevent pellets from ending up in the environment. HSV is taking responsibility for its part.