The fight against marine litter

« Packaging » is becoming more and more visible in litter despite end-of life management devise in place. 80% of marine litter come from land and represent a major issue.

Already in 2011 plastic industry and ELIPSO signed Hawaii global statement. That’s why with the global plastics industry, ELIPSO has signed a joint statement on solutions to the marine debris problems at Hawaii in March 2011. Today we reached more than 240 projects reduce marine litter.

As a member of Gestes Propres, ELIPSO is active in this operation. Focusing on marinas, the goal is to protect the oceans and promote recycling on board. Additionally our members are heavily engaged in « Clean Sweep operation ». They aimes to prevent loss of resin pellets at every step of the value chain.

Commitment in the fight against marine pollution of March 2011

The origin of marine litter is multiple. That is why, in March 2011, at the 5th International Conference on Marine Litter, the global plastic industry signed a « Joint Declaration for Solutions to the Marine Litter Problem » of which ELIPSO is a signatory.

Find the World Declaration on the reduction of marine litter signed by ELIPSO

Operation “zero pellet loss in our environment” (Clean Sweep)

In 2013, the « zero pellets » operation was launched in France for the member companies of ELIPSO, PlasticsEurope and the Federation of Plastics and this action continued throughout 2014. This operation is to disseminate a guide of good practices to industrial sites, in order to reduce the losses of resin pellets on their production site, but also throughout the chain (production, transport, unloading, processing, storage, etc…).

ELIPSO and its partners (PlasticsEurope and Polyvia) have set up a dedicated website: this is a voluntary commitment offering the opportunity to companies participating in this environmental awareness campaign to showcase on the dedicated website www.opcleansweep.fr and that of ELIPSO.

ELIPSO members who signed the Clean Sweep operation

 

AGRIPLAS
ALPHAFORM
ALPLA
AMCOR
ASTRA PLASTIQUE
BERICAP
BERRY
BERRY SUPERFOS BOUXWILLER
BETAPACK
BOUCHAGES DELAGE
BOURBON PLASTIQUES
CEDAP
CGL PACK ANNECY
CGL PACK LORIENT
COVERIS FLEXIBLES
COVERIS RIGID   PACCOR
DYNAPLAST Groupe Guillin
EKOPLAST
FLEXICO
FUTURPLAST
GROUPE BARBIER
GROUPE GUILLIN
KNAUF INDUSTRIES
LACROIX
LEYGATECH
LOGOPLASTE
MILLET ARMOR
OZEMBAL
PALAMY
PDG PLASTIQUES
RKW
ROSE SAS GROUPE TEXEN
RPC BEAUTE
RPC BRAMLAGE BELLIGNAT
RPC EMBALLAGES MOIRANS
RPC PROMENS
RPC SUPERFOS
RPC SUPERFOS Besançon
RPC ZELLER PLASTIK
SEALED AIR
SGT
SINCOPLAS
SOLOCAP-MAB
STOROPACK
WERIT
WIPAK

Operation « sailing means sorting » leaded by Gestes Propres

To fight against marine litter, « Gestes Propres » want to raise awareness among amateur sailors thanks to the 72 ports that took part, all with the blue flag label with the support of ELIPSO. We raised 280.000 pleasure craft users during the summer 2020. The operation is opening into Europe with 6 italian ports and 1 port in Monaco.