LittaTrap reduces plastic pellet loss on a plastic manufacturing site
Stormwater discharge is one of the leading causes of freshwater pollution because they discharge directly into the nearest freshwater source.
Hood Packaging, a plastics manufacturing supplier, contacted Enviropod Canada Limited to assist with lowering the company’s environmental impact by preventing plastic resin pellets and other debris from entering the stormwater system.
Enviropod installed a LittaTrap™ device in a stormwater drain in front of one of their manufacturing buildings as a pilot study project to quantify its effectiveness to capture resin pellets from manufacturing activities.
The report summarises the litter and resin pellets caught in the LittaTrap™ over the three-month testing period. The LittaTrap™ with a 1000-micron performance liner captures gross pollutants and other pollutants greater than 1 mm in diameter before they are transported into receiving waters.