The following companies have taken the Operation Clean Sweep® pledge and have become program partners to help control pellet loss in Australia. Those with an option to click have provided an article highlighting their best practice examples which may be inspiring for your company.
- Plastic/Resin Manufacturers (domestic) - 2
- Importers, Distributors, Compounders - 9
- Plastic Product Manufactuers - 72
- Plastic Recylers (plastic waste to plastic recyclate or better) - 14
- Transport and Logistics Service Providers - 5
- Equipment Suppliers -2
- Industry Associations - 5
- Supporters - 1
*Please note it is not mandatory for Operation Clean Sweep Partners to be listed below.
We reduce the weight of power lines so they can carry more power to more people. We help manufacturers use less while accomplishing more. We automate health care data so the right people get the right information. Across the globe, 3M is inspiring innovation and igniting progress, all while contributing to true global sustainable development through environmental protection, corporate and social responsibility and economic progress. We are applying our science and innovation to make a real impact in every person’s life around the world.
A Schulman Plastics is a LyondellBasell Company.
Amcor is the world’s largest consumer-packaging company, supplying a broad range of rigid and flexible packaging products to the food, beverage, healthcare, home, personal care, industrial and tobacco packaging industries. We work with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of packaging solutions. We are committed to making all our packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.
For more than 160 years, Amcor has proudly supported the people and businesses we work with and communities we operate in across Australia. We use our innovative and collaborative way of thinking to create safe, strong and secure local packaging solutions for our customers to help meet end-consumer needs.
At Ant Packaging, we locally manufacture plastic packaging options for small to medium sized businesses. We can create products for your business from a wide range of materials including 100% recycled materials such as rPET, rHDPE and rLDPE. Our premium quality range is customisable and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes up to 1 litre, with low minimum order quantities.
We are based in Bangalow (Northern NSW), two hours from Brisbane. Our factory is 100% carbon neutral, which we've achieved by investing heavily in solar power and offsetting our other emissions by purchasing credits in carbon abatement programmes.
Australian Plastic Profiles (APP) / Pipe King is a leading manufacturer of PVC Pipe, Fittings and Profiles for the Electrical, Plumbing, Civil and Building industries.
Proudly 100% Australian owned and operated since 1976, we remain committed to offering our customers complete product solutions whilst providing industry-leading service levels.
At APP / Pipe King we are fully aware of our obligation to be a responsible citizen in the areas of health and environmental sustainability and embrace the opportunity to improve the lives of our customers, staff and communities.
AVC Trading (also known as Australian Vinyls) is a leading freight services provider as well as Australia’s largest supplier of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) resins, other polymers, polymer additives and wood plastic composites. Based in Melbourne, the business has been operating since 1997. AVC Trading is part of the Wesfarmers Chermical, Energy and Fertiliser (WesCEF) group.
ModWood Technologies, a fully owned subsidiary of AVC Trading is Australia’s leading producer of wood plastic composites such as decking, marine boards and outdoor screens. It’s manufacturing plant is based in Campbellfield, Victoria. Products are made using wood waste and post-consumer recycled milk bottles. It uses in excess of 100 million waste milk bottles per annum.
B & C Plastics is an Australian Product Development, Design and Plastic Manufacturing Business who are passionate about sustainability and closing the loop on plastic waste. B & C are currently working with some of Australia`s most respected brands to reach sustainable outcomes. We can provide end to end business solutions, and can plastic injection mould almost anything from plastic. We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk and are actually manufacturing items here at B & C from 100% recycled polymers, reducing landfill and creating useable items from waste.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Our global portfolio is organised into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.
BDP International is one of the world's leading privately held freight logistics/transportation management firms. It operates freight logistics centers in 20 cities throughout North America and a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic partnerships in nearly 140 countries. BDP provides a range of services, including ocean, air and ground transportation; lead logistics process analysis, design and management; export freight forwarding; import customs clearance and regulatory compliance; project logistics; warehousing, consolidation and distribution.
Berry Superfos Melbourne is part of the Berry Global company. Superfos designs, develops and manufactures innovative plastic packaging solutions. We offer injection moulded and thermoformed packs with superior end user appeal. Our solutions add value to your products no matter what and where your market is.
BlockTexx is a clean technology company that recovers polyester and cellulose from textiles and clothing, manufacturing high value raw materials of PET and Cellulose for reuse as new products for all industries.
The Bushmans Group have been manufacturing water and industrial tanks since 1989. During this period, we have developed extensive experience of plastics design and manufacturing resulting in the reputation of providing the highest quality tanks to the rural, residential, commercial, industrial markets across eastern Australia.
Bushmans have invested heavily to ensure our tank designs are attractive to our customers, whilst being tough and built to last.
With manufacturing facilities across QLD, NSW, VIC and SA, Bushman’s manufacturing sites have extensive quality programmes to ensure we manufacture high quality rotomoulded plastic tanks, that are safe for our customers, staff, and the environment. Clean Sweep is incorporated into our quality processes to ensure no plastic waste escapes into the environment.
Co-Ex Films Pty Ltd extrudes high quality multi-layered polyethylene film for food packaging and industrial applications.
Corex is a unique Australian closed loop business with polypropylene sheet extrusion, fabrication, and recycling all on one site.
We are the exclusive manufacturer of Corflute®, a proprietary twin wall profile polypropylene sheet used broadly across the retail display, packaging, material handling, horticulture and building industries. In addition to Corflute®, we extrude solid and cuspated sheet and rolls.
The unique properties and recyclability of all of our products allow for infinite function with excellent endurance.
Everything Corex makes is invited to be brought back for recycling and reuse again in products for tomorrow.
Covestro is a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials: innovative, sustainable and diverse. Thanks to our global presence and close proximity to our customers, we are the partner of choice for a wide variety of industries. Our products and application solutions are used in many areas of modern life.
In line with our vision “To make the world a brighter place,” we work on solutions to the challenges of our time – to push the boundaries of what is possible.
We help make cars lighter so they save fuel. Our insulation systems protect buildings against the heat and cold to reduce energy consumption. In entertainment electronics, our products support functionality, safety and sleek design.
Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions.
Manufacturing Locally Since 1984, Duraplas Delivers Quality and Service Second-to-None. Starting out in 1984, John Fleming began a small family business manufacturing tanks for the local Northern Rivers market. After 38+ years of innovation, stable management and an ongoing commitment to excellent customer service, Duraplas is now one of Australia’s leading water tank manufacturers.
Global Roto-Moulding is a family owned company that specialise in custom rotational moulding of polyethylene. Global focusses heavily initial design to ensure that products are moulded to be innovate, strong and sustainable. All of Globals products are multi use products that are built to last. At the end of the lifecycle of the product global allows customers to return the product cut up for recycling, and we work with our OEM to recycle end of life products. Global services the agricultural, mining, domestic water, water treatment, and industrial markets with a wide range of products. Global also has a wide range of its own agricultural products available to the general public.
Gough Plastics - research, design and manufacturer of plastic fabricated and rotationally moulded products for the Domestic, Engineering, Environmental and Rural markets.
Halgan Pty Ltd is an Australian owned manufacturer established in 1996, that specialises in all aspects of waste water treatment. Halgan is a leader in the trade waste industry, and was the first company to gain National certification and approval of rotomoulded greasetraps.
With manufacturing plants in western Sydney at Wetherill Park, Pakenham, Victoria and in Crestmead, Brisbane, state of the art rotomoulding machines produce all of the rotomoulded polyethylene product. From the initial manufacturing of treatment products, right through to the consultation and sales process, Halgan provides a superior product with stringent quality assurance.
Innovia Films is a leading global manufacturer of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films. supplying highly differentiated specialty products into the packaging, labels, tobacco overwrap and securities markets.
Iplex Pipelines offers a diverse range of pipe systems and solutions to water authorities, rural and urban agriculture, residential, urban subdivision, civil and mining infrastructure markets across Australia.
With over 80 years’ experience, Iplex has an excellent understanding of the challenges the water industry faces. Our experienced team actively work and collaborate with customers and the industry to provide safe, secure and innovative water solutions today and into the future. We have broad and proven capabilities and are driven by what is important to us, our communities and our customers.
At Iplex we are committed to protecting the environment, health and safety of our employees, customers and communities. We are continually looking for ways to apply the principles of sustainability in everything we do and we strive to partner with our customers and the wider industry to deliver an improved future for our communities and generations to come.
Matrix Polymers is the leading global manufacturer of powders for the Rotational Moulding Industry. With five manufacturing plants around the world and a specialised team focussed on developing new materials for rotomoulders, Matrix Polymers is at the leading edge of the industry. As a part of this leadership, we understand the important role that we play in carefully and thoughtfully managing our plastics, ensuring that we minimise any negative impact on the environment. Operation Clean Sweep is one way we can demonstrate this and ensure we continually improve our processes.
Megara is the Australian manufacturer of the graphics-grade polypropylene sheet, PROMEG®.
We pride ourselves on the environmental credentials of both our Promeg sheet and the wide range of customised stationery, signage and display products which we make from the material. We recycle our post-industrial scrap in-house, as well as take back our material from customers for recycling. All of our Promeg sheet is also 100% carbon neutral.
Melbourne Rotomould (Melro) is passionate about supporting the local Australian economy and is committed to using Australian made materials wherever possible. Protecting the environment underpins our whole operation, which is why we have taken the step to sign the Operation Clean Sweep pledge. This complements our existing array of green initiatives, including achievements such as our solar powered factory and office, mature recycling process, and responsible disposal of all waste.
Melro proudly designs, manufactures, and delivers a large range of high-quality plastic products. We have extensive expertise with complex industrial fabrication, and make products and components for innumerable industries - from biomedical through to agricultural.
Micropellets is a privately Family-owned Australian company. We specifically supply raw materials for Rotational Moulding, our product brand is Rototuff™ Established in 2005 its employees have extensive experience within the international plastics industry. Micropellet's manufacturing operations are located in Heatherton, Melbourne Victoria, with warehousing and distribution in Perth Western Australia, Somersby New South Wales and Stapylton Queensland.
We aim to provide you with products that are the best quality, competitive in price and able to be delivered on time for production. We are committed to being the leading supplier of raw materials for the Rotational Moulding industry.
Nana's Weighted Blankets were the first weighted blanket company in Australia and are committed to helping Australians have deep restful sleep and assist those with sleeping and behavioural disorders. All our blankets use poly pellets to achieve the desired weight, and we allow customers to configure their preferred wieght to give the best results. Nana's Weighted Blankets are made locally by local people who are enthusiastic and happy to help by making our products to your special requirements. We are 100% owned and operated within Australia and all our blankets are assembled and posted from Maitland, NSW.
Nu-Pure Beverages is a personalized, family owned business manufacturing 100% Australian made products. Our directors have over 20 years experience in the beverage industry providing us with extensive knowledge of consumer insight, manufacturing, sales, distribution and customer service. We care for the environment and want to keep it as pure as our water. We’re always striving to reduce our impact at all levels of the business, from production to packaging.
At Pact, our vision is to lead the Circular Economy through innovative Packaging, Reuse and Recycling solutions. Combining advanced material science, leading edge design, digital disruption, world class recycling technology and manufacturing expertise, we deliver product and service innovation that gives our customers a competitive advantage.
Since our inception, we’ve been creating smarter ways of reducing waste through reusing and recycling resources, therefore keeping them in circulation well into the future. We constantly strive to find better ways of doing things to grow business, enhance sustainability and enrich people’s lives. As a future-driven group, we are committed to creating lasting value for the environment.
PFG is an award-winning, 100% Australian-owned company, renowned for creating tailored solutions to customers’ complex design challenges. We have more than 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, and sale of custom engineered polymers and composite material products, distributing globally to customers across the industrial, maritime, aquaculture, defence, mining, and civil construction sectors.
Philmac was founded in Adelaide, South Australia in 1929 to manufacture products for the plumbing industry. Since its inception, the company has expanded its range to also cater for the utilities, mining, industrial, municipal, rural and irrigation markets. In 1968, Philmac became the first company in the world to manufacture an entirely plastic compression fitting. By patenting a special pipe fitting design, the company paved the way for today’s precision-made, award winning plastic compression fittings range.
Innovation in manufacturing and continuous improvement are at the core of Philmac’s activities. This approach has seen Philmac products win numerous awards, including three prestigious Australian Design Awards. The company’s strong focus on research and development is driven by an extensive team of experienced engineers, backed by scientific in-house testing. Philmac supplies tough, reliable watering systems to suit almost any situation – whether for stock or crop farming. Developed to meet the demanding conditions of Australia’s harsh rural environment, the full range of quality proven products includes poly pipe connectors, threaded fittings, valves and irrigation products. Philmac’s Australian Standard Rural fittings are used widely in the farming community as the leading fitting designed for joining rural poly pipe.
Pipemakers Australia has an innovative and agile approach to its customers which has seen it become one of Australia’s leading producer and distributor of Plastic Piping Solutions. Offering a quality range of PVC and Polyethylene Pipes used extensively in Rainwater Collection, Sewerage Reticulation, Water Supply, Gas Distribution, Electrical and Communication Conduits.
Pipemakers utilise the best of European pipe manufacturing technologies to produce efficient and sustainable piping solutions. All products are recyclable forming an important part of our sustainable production process.
Plastec is a proudly owned Australian company, with a manufacturing base on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and distribution from warehouses in Queensland, Victoria, New Zealand and Western Australia.
The company specialises in designing, manufacturing and supplying innovative plumbing products for use by plumbers, tilers and water proofers. Since producing its first pipe-clip in 1992, Plastec has gone on to be recognised as one of Australia’s leading innovators in the plumbing industry. Their ability to design and develop innovative plumbing solutions allows them to bring to market products, which make life easier for installers and safer for home owners.
Plastic Forests has developed a unique, dry cleaning technology in Australia to recycle contaminated plastic films, previously destined for landfill. Plastic Forests’ innovative process at its new super-site at Albury enables its multinational clients to achieve their ‘zero waste to landfill’ goals, often for the first time globally.
Plastic Forests is a winner of the 2017 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow, the 2015 Australian Endeavour Award - Most Innovative Company and the Powercor Moira Shire Excellence in Innovation Award 2015.
Polymer Direct provides full end to end supply chain management services, tailored to the unique needs and requirements of our customers and suppliers. We are flexible, dynamic, and constantly exploring new ways to improve our ‘in full, on time’ delivery commitment, providing excellent risk mitigation strategies in the challenging import supply model.
Our commitment to the closed circle economy sees us participating in many initiatives to drive sustainability in our industry, including utilisation of renewable resources, reduced carbon emissions, & post industrial waste recycling.
Primaplas is a one-stop solution for resin and film distribution across Asia-Pacific. We provide value through industry insights and unique market access, for greater peace of mind. As industry leaders, we encourage the development and use of more environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional plastic products.
Our commitment to our partners goes beyond delivering a world-class service. We believe it is our responsibility to be effective industry leaders and help tackle the challenges ahead, by working with green plastics, recycled plastics and better yield materials.
Pro-Pac Packaging Limited (ASX: PPG) is an innovative Flexibles, Industrial Specialty Packaging and Rigid packaging company with a diversified distribution and manufacturing network throughout Australia and New Zealand. Headquartered in Melbourne, Pro-Pac delivers bespoke packaging solutions for a broad group of blue-chip and SME clients in the industrial, food and beverage, health, agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
Qenos is Australia's exclusive manufacturer of polyethylene and a valued supplier of a diverse range of specialty polymers - the essential inputs that are indispensable to local industries such as food and beverage, construction, mining and energy, agriculture and water conservation.
QTank’s range of poly rainwater tanks are manufactured at our Brendale facility, on the northside of Brisbane, using the best locally sourced raw materials and unique state of the art manufacturing methods using rotational moulding.
QTank poly rainwater tanks have been designed and engineered for top quality structural strength and incomparable style!
Qube is Australia’s largest integrated provider of import and export logistics services.
We operate in over 125 locations across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with a workforce of over 6,000 employees.
Qube is comprised of five business units including Ports, Bulk, Logistics, Infrastructure and Property, and Strategic Assets. We also hold a 50 percent interest in Patrick Terminals, Australia’s leading container terminal operator.
Rtec is a research and development company that provides innovative, novel and cost-effective plastic recycling solutions for the recycling and plastic waste industries. Our aim is to develop new technologies and product solutions that will lead to plastic waste becoming a commodity and ultimately reduce plastic pollution. We see radical and disruptive innovation as the leading solution to the plastic waste crisis.
Synergy Packaging specialises in the manufacture and supply of quality PET and HDPE plastic containers, bottles and jars, along with various closure options. We provide packaging solutions to a range of industries, including personal care, haircare, cosmetics, beauty, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage.
RV Tanks Australia supply tanks for all types of vehicles – camper trailers, horse floats, 5th wheelers, caravans, motor homes, buses and four wheel drives to customers all over Australia and overseas. Your RV Tank is guaranteed for strength and durability. Since the company began, RV Tanks Australia has enjoyed great word of mouth referral in caravan parks and leisure areas all over our great country. Constant innovation has meant that RV Tanks Australia can also supply dust-resistant lockable Tool Boxes, Pole Carriers, Ute Tanks and fold away Camp Showers. Top quality tanks are backed with the RV Tanks Australia brand of good, straightforward customer service; an excellent supply of stock on the shelf, and immediate delivery. With an ever-increasing range of sizes and styles, you are sure to find a tank that suits your needs.
Australian owned and operated, Safescape commenced operations in 2010 and have quickly become a world leader in practical innovation for safety in the mining industry. From humble beginnings as a two-person operation, Safescape now have offices in Bendigo (Vic) and Perth (WA) employing over 35 staff. Since the first installation, more than 50,000m of Safescape Laddertube has now been supplied to 135 mine sites across 23 countries. Safescape’s committed to innovation and continuous improvement has seen them develop more products with a constant emphasis on safety. From Safescape Edge Protector (EP) a cantilever vertical wall designed to prevent mine haul truck breaches, to the all-new Bortana EV – an electric light vehicle designed specifically for the aggressive operating environment of underground mining.
Schütz Australia is a leader in reusable packaging systems for a range of products including industrial chemicals, lubricants, food, beverages, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals and many dangerous goods.
Signet is a leading Australian packaging company, proudly supporting over 60,000 Aussie ventures. With more than 5,500 products, Signet has everything you need to wrap, pack and ship your goods. Signet is the trusted packaging supplier of some of Australia’s largest brands including Woolworths, Big W, Asahi, Saputo and Nestlé and helps protect their products during transit. Manufacturing has always been at the heart of the Signet business and to this day we continue to support Australians with high-quality and innovative products, through our local and in-house flexibles manufacturing facilities where we produce stretch films, bags and liners. As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, Signet is focused on sustainable material sourcing and manufacturing, right through to end-of-life product disposal and as an extension of our commitment to the environment, we are proud to partner with Operation Clean Sweep.
Since 1923, TELFORD SMITH has supplied a huge range of machinery & engineered solutions for Recycling, Extrusion & Moulding worldwide. TELFORD SMITH supply a complete range of Recycling & Washing Plants for PET & Rigid Plastics including bottles, drums, irrigation tubes & pipes, agricultural film & more. TELFORD SMITH are able to offer turnkey solutions incorporating electronic materials sorting & separating, metal detection, dewatering & compacting, extrusion & pelletising lines. TELFORD SMITH also supply size reduction machinery including granulators and shredders for plastics, tyre recycling, e-waste and wood recycling. TELFORD SMITH also supply an innovative range of compactors, balers, and briquetting systems that promote sorting at the source and makes waste management more profitable. TELFORD SMITH are based in Melbourne, Australia, and have a manufacturing facility located in Ningbo, China, with full-time staff, and agents around the world, to service and support manufacturing and export activities.
Vinidex is a leader in Australian manufacturing and supply of advanced pipe systems and solutions, connecting Australian people with water and energy.
We provide a broad range of pipeline systems and solutions for building, infrastructure, irrigation and rural, mining and industrial, gas and energy applications.
A proud Australian manufacturer, we have a history of over 50 years in Australia with proven long-term performance and reliability. We are passionate about creating sustainable, innovative solutions for our customers and communities. Our commitment to safety, health and environmental sustainability is integral to the way we do business.
Viscount Rotational Mouldings Pty Ltd (VRM) has been providing product solutions to the Australasian market for over 25 years. Specialising in the rotational and injection moulding process.
Visy Plastics is a leading, privately owned packaging and resource recovery company, with more than 120 sites across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam and trading offices across Asia, Europe and the USA. We seek to take responsibility for all stages of our products' lifespans and by developing an understanding of the full impact of how our products are made, used and disposed of we aim to minimise their environmental and social impact.
Viva Energy is the sole manufacturer of polypropylene in Australia. The Geelong based polymer manufacturing plant produces polypropylene, a base material used to produce diverse plastic products such as flexible packaging films, labels and bank note substrate, non-woven fibres, houseware and consumer products, caps and closures, rigid tubs, trays and pots, blow moulded jars and bottles, stationary and industrial sheeting, profiles and piping.
Westonfence was developed by the Weston family in response to the need for a robust, low maintenance, electric fence to better manage livestock and control kangaroos and other feral animals on their property at Nymagee. Westonfence™ Limited is a family owned and operated business that has been in operation since 1992 when Peter Weston first began developing the idea. Conventional fencing had traditionally been used on the property to manage livestock, with reasonable results. The problem was kangaroos and other feral animals encroached on farmland, destroying valuable crops and pastures … especially in times of drought. Conventional fencing was ineffective for controlling these animals.
West Point (Vic) Pty Ltd is a well established privately owned company, that is centrally located at Tottenham in Melbourne's Western Industrial, Commercial and Manufacturing region. Westpoint provides offsite storage facilities, designs and develops strategies, and manages storage solutions for our customers.
ARMA is the industry body for manufacturers using the rotational moulding process to produce plastic parts. Our members are located in Australia, New Zealand, Pacific, Asia and the rest of the world. We focus on bringing the industry together to share information and expertise, helping clients find the right manufacturing partner to work with, promoting the benefits of the industry, authoring quality standards and training and fostering research and development. Our members focus on providing quality, durable plastic parts and managing their environmental impact responsibly.
The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) is a sustainable packaging initiative which aims to change the culture of business to design more sustainable packaging and increase recycling rates. Our purpose is to champion and lead packaging sustainability in Australia, creating industry-wide collaboration and inspiring change.
Chemistry Australia is the peak body for the $40 billion national chemistry industry. We represent members positioned right across the entire value chain including manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, fabricators, compounders, recyclers, research, academia and service providers to the industry.
Our members are focussed on ensuring their products are being made and used responsibly – not only in their own workplaces, but through their value chains, and across the communities in which they operate.
Founded in 1999, PIPA is the peak industry body representing plastics pipes, fittings and raw materials suppliers in Australia. We’re a non-profit association and our purpose is to promote the appropriate and contemporary use of plastics pipes and fittings throughout Australia.
Underpinning our approach is a commitment to future-focused leadership. Through research, education, technical expertise and advocacy, we help advance the use of plastics pipes and fittings as a smart, efficient and sustainable solution.
Representing members from the plastics raw material industry and supply chain, Plastics Stewardship Australia – an initiative of Chemistry Australia – has been established to support the sustainable use and recovery of plastics.
A key pillar of Plastic Stewardship Australia’s work is to strengthen the uptake of Operation Clean Sweep to keep plastic pellets out of our oceans and waterways.
Find the Australian Operation Clean Sweep® manual and checklists which can be customised to suit the needs of your company.