The CMA CGM Group will no longer transport plastic waste on its ships

With this historic decision taking effect on June 1, 2022, the CMA CGM Group, the world leader in maritime transport and logistics, continues to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity.

In his speech, Rodolphe Saadé also announced that the Group will host one of the two sites of the French Decarbonation Institute in Tangram, the Group’s major innovation and training center which will open in Marseille in 2023.

Eliminating plastic waste, a major priority for our oceans and for the preservation of biodiversity

Each year, around 10 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the sea. If nothing is done, this figure is expected to triple over the next 20 years to reach 29 million tons per year, which will cause irreversible damage to ecosystems. marine life, fauna and flora.

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The causes of this pollution include open storage and the lack of infrastructure for processing plastic waste that is not actively recycled or reused.

Zero plastic waste to be transported on board CMA CGM ships

By deciding to no longer transport plastic waste on board its ships, CMA CGM will prevent the export of this type of waste to destinations where sorting, recycling or recovery cannot be ensured.

The Group has therefore decided to take concrete action where it has the operational capacity, by responding to urgent calls from certain NGOs.

With this decision, the CMA CGM Group is intensifying its efforts to make the preservation of biodiversity one of the priorities of its CSR policy and to develop more responsible and fair trade for everyone and for the planet.

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