Operation Clean Sweep

Wilkinson Environmental has been at the forefront of efforts to protect waterways from pollution with plastic.  Since 2016 we have run a programme called Operation Clean Sweep on behalf of the plastics manufacturing industry in New Zealand.  Operation Clean Sweep involves our team auditing plastics manufacturing and handling sites throughout New Zealand. We help participating companies to reach best practice in their protection against accidental loss of plastic pellets (sometimes called nurdles).

Wilkinson Environmental helped the plastics industry in New Zealand to become the first in the world to run a coordinated, 3rd-party audited, version of the global Operation Clean Sweep programme.

More than 80 NZ sites have now put measures in place to prevent plastic pellets from entering waterways.