Port operators champion mass recycling

Aluminium cans Employees of DP World, Hutchison Ports, PSA International, Port of Rotterdam and Shanghai International Port Group all took part in the recycling initiative. Credit: Pixabay

Five global container port operators have jointly undertaken a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage through mass recycling.

During the fifth annual Go Green Initiative, 8,332 employees of DP World, Hutchison Ports, PSA International, Port of Rotterdam and Shanghai International Port Group collected a total of 1,966 kg of aluminium cans and 2,227 mobile phones for recycling.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “As we enter the fifth year of Go Green, our sector is more conscious than ever before about the universal importance of the campaign.”

He added: “Being green is part of our culture and with our Go Green partners we have demonstrated how collaboration can create social value and lasting impact worldwide. By coming together we can all make a sustainable difference in the communities in which we operate.”

Waste handling

The purpose of the project was the need to think twice about the consequences of discarding waste and the choice of two very different waste products for collection and recycling was intentional.

Aluminium cans are one of the most recyclable waste items, while mobile phones are e-waste that contain many valuable resources as well as toxic components that can negatively impact both human health and the environment if improperly disposed of.

PSA International Group CEO Tan Chong Meng said PSA staff “will continue our efforts to expand our green footprint while contributing towards vibrant economies and communities.”

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