CSX transports thousands of tons of plastic pellets every year. Now, through Operation Clean Sweep, the company is expanding its commitment to working with plastics customers to ensure not a single pellet is lost to the environment.
Created by the Plastics Industry Association and American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division, Operation Clean Sweep is a campaign dedicated to helping every plastic resin handling operation achieve zero pellet, flake and powder loss.
“Environmental stewardship is a priority for our plastics customers as well as for CSX,” says Arthur Adams, senior vice president of Sales. “We’re looking forward to aligning our sustainability efforts with the plastics industry as a member of the Operation Clean Sweep initiative.”
CSX TRANSFLO, the company’s transloading subsidiary, handles a high volume of plastic pellets and has been an active member of Operation Clean Sweep for many years. CSX railroad operations have now joined the initiative to expand the company’s commitment, which includes assessing facilities and making upgrades, if necessary; reviewing facility housekeeping procedures; and raising employee awareness. The program features checklists of best practices, including several related to railroads, railcars and transloading.