Audit Prevention of industrial plastic pellet losses to the environment

What is Audit Prevention of industrial plastic pellet ?

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Each year, in Europe 41,000 tons of unprocessed plastic granules end up in the environment, i.e. over 11 billion plastic bottles. All the players in the industry are taking action to prevent environmental risks. 

The loss of granulate has many negative impacts on the companies of the plastic industry, as well as on the environment. The audit of the prevention of industrial plastic granulate loss into the environment meets your challenges by : 

  • Limiting the risks of environmental pollution 
  • Controlling the costs related to the loss of stock
  • Meeting your regulatory obligations 

Who should attend Audit Prevention of industrial plastic pellet

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The regulation resulting from the Decree n° 2021-461 of April 16, 2021 (JO of April 18, 2021) relating to the prevention of the losses of industrial plastic granules in the environment applies to :

  • Industrial sites of manufacture, handling, storage of plastic granules with a total quantity of more than 5 tons of granules
  • Tank washing areas
  • Drums and other containers for transporting plastic granules

Actions to be implemented by manufacturers to prevent the loss of industrial plastic granules in the environment

  • Identify areas where industrial plastic granules may be released or accidentally spilled into the environment 
  • Periodically check that the packaging used to store and transport industrial plastic granules is designed to minimize the risk of releasing them into the environment 
  • Contain and collect daily any industrial plastic granules accidentally spilled on the site 
  • Regularly clean the retention basins and the area around the site 
  • Take inventory and regularly ensure that the equipment preventing the loss of industrial plastic granules into the environment is in good working order 
  • To train and sensitize the personnel working on the site 
  • Carry out semi-annual internal controls of these procedures



An initial audit must be conducted within one year of implementation of the procedures, and then at least once every three years.

Steps and processes

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To obtain your certificate, Apave Certification accompanies you during each step:

  1. Planning of the audit
  2. Opening meeting
  3. Interviews with personnel
  4. Visit of the premises
  5. Review of procedures and their application
  6. Closing meeting
  7. Drafting and delivery of the audit report and the regulatory summary
  8. Issuance of a certificate (subject to validation of the audit)
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