Case Studies

We have worked with a number of champion companies in the local region who have been pro-active in the uptake of pellet loss procedures and have shown commitment to the cause by signing up to the Operation Clean Sweep initiative.



**NEW CASE STUDIES** More detailed case study notes are now available to download. Just click on the links below to find out more about how these companies have worked to reduce pellet loss.


John Mitchell Haulage and warehousing:

John Mitchell logoOne of the largest family owned haulage companies in Scotland, John Mitchell Ltd. have been distributing plastic pellets throughout the UK for the past 50 years.

They signed up for OCS in January 2016. They were recently featured with Fidra in a Transport News article about nurdles, where Iain Mitchell, managing director stated:

“We’ve always encouraged good housekeeping and Operation Clean Sweep mitres into this established ethos nicely... When you see the environmental cost of plastic pellet spills, Operation Clean Sweep is no longer an encouraged discipline, it’s a critical discipline”

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The Glendale Group 

glendale“The Glendale Group produce plastic products and packaging that use nurdles in our manufacturing processes. We take our duty to protect the environment very seriously and are committed to ensuring that there is zero pellet loss from any of our sites. Operation Clean Sweep helps us communicate awareness and monitor the effectiveness of our procedures to help keep pellets out of the natural environment.”

In addition, we have added information about OCS sign-up companies onto our interactive nurdle map, to highlight the positive steps being taken to tackle this problem. 

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ThredgardsA plastics manufacturer specialising in injection moulding. Thredgards have incorporated OCS into the work they are doing for their ISO14001 environmental management systems. They signed up officially in February 2016.

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brndrex lev rgb Brand-Rex is a leading developer of cabling solutions for network infrastructure and industrial applications.

Established in 1972, in Glenrothes, Scotland, where the company’s head office remains today, Brand-Rex has been dedicated to delivering world class network infrastructure solutions to support business-critical needs for over 40 years. Today Brand-Rex employs over 300 staff and has 10 global offices and a presence in over 50 countries worldwide.

In 2011 Brand-Rex became the world’s first network infrastructure solutions provider to achieve carbon neutral status; Brand-Rex recognises it has a responsibility to ensure its solutions are manufactured responsibly and where possible using sustainable energy sources and materials.

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If your company has signed up to OCS and you'd like to be represented here or on our nurdle map, please contact our projects officer Madeleine Berg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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