CMA CGM Group will no longer carry plastic waste on its ships

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During the One Ocean Summit organised by French President Emmanuel Macron, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, announced in a speech that the company would no longer be transporting any plastic waste aboard its ships.

From the 1st June 2022 will no longer carry plastic waste aboard its ships, as part of its commitment to decarbonise its fleet, and protect the environment.

One of the main causes of pollution that happens in the ocean includes open-air storage and the absence of processing infrastructure for plastic waste that does not actively get recycled or reused.

As part of its initiative, the company has said that it will prevent this type of waste from being exported to destinations where sorting, recycling or recovery cannot be assured.

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