World Oceans Day

Once again, World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8, a date marked on the calendar with the purpose of informing about the impact of humans on the ocean, developing a global movement of support and uniting the population in a project for the sustainable management of our seas. 

The oceans are considered the most unknown and vital part of our planet. They cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface and we have barely exceeded 8,000 meters of known marine depth. It’s one of the main life sources and a great climate and weather patterns controller, producing more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe, in addition to containing most of the Earth’s biodiversity. 

This resources supply, as in other aspects of the planet, is being overexploited, depleted and contaminated, among others, by microplastics of different nature that can end up damaging ecosystems and species that inhabit them. For that, Molecor maintains its strong commitment to tackle this problem by supporting the voluntary initiative developed by the plastics industry, the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) program, whose objective is to avoid involuntary loss to the environment.

In addition to the certification of the Loeches plant achieved in 2021, this year certifications have been obtained for the rest of the production plants in Spain: Alovera (Guadalajara), Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real), and Antequera (Málaga).

It should be noted that the certifications have been carried out through AENOR according to the requirements of the new OCS Europe certification scheme, which will serve as a base to answer to the new legislations that are being established in Europe to reduce microplastic pollution due to pellet lose, including the requirement for mandatory certification of a scheme of good practices in this area.

In addition, and as part of its alignment with the SDGs of the United Nations Agenda 2023, this action contributes directly to SDG 14 Underwater Life.

World Oceans Day