Felixstowe: Getting together to improve the local beach
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Environmental efforts by port employees
Volunteers from the Port of Felixstowe have helped clean the beach near the terminal as part of a wider effort to support the environment.
The annual litter pick was undertaken as part of the Hutchison Port Holdings ‘Recycling Begins and Ends with You’ campaign and is in support of the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch campaign.
Hutchison Ports chief executive officer,Clemence Cheng, said: “We are delighted and proud to be celebrating 10 years of efforts towards keeping our coasts clean. This initiative reflects our commitment to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate and to safeguard the environment which we all share. In particular, I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who have given their time to support this initiative and who share our vision of minimising the impact of waste on the environment.”
Hutchison Port has a long history as a green innovator and recently joined forces with DP World to launch the Waste Reduction Campaign with the aim of working together to combat the effects and causes of global greenhouse emissions.
Group managing director, Eric Ip, added: “Environmental sustainability is a concern of the Port and Maritime Industry and I am pleased that we are joining forces with DP World for an initiative in which our business units around the world pool their resources to highlight green issues. Through this collaboration, we will see the expanded scope of environmental activities and the impact that the industry can make on global warming issues.”
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