Major Port Operators Complete Eco-Friendly Initiative


Five of the world’s leading port and terminal operators, including DP World and the Port of Rotterdam, have undertaken a week-long recycling initiative to promote sustainable resource usage.

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.

According to a statement, 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 need to be correctly disposed of.

The purpose of the initiative was to encourage employees to think more carefully about the consequences of discarding waste.

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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.

“This year we saw thousands of volunteers from across our global network committing their time to the campaign. 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.”

Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO, also commented: ““Port of Rotterdam is working hard on energy transition and sustainability.

“With the campaign we aim to increase the awareness of our employees about opportunities to reduce their own ecological footprint. That is why we join initiatives such as Go Green.”

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