APL has become an official partner of The Ocean Cleanup, a non-governmental and non-profit organization working to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
According to APL, it will provide free shipping to The Ocean Cleanup, transporting containers of components and equipment for research programmes and the extraction of plastic pollution from the oceans from 2019 to 2020.
“We applaud The Ocean Cleanup’s course in cleaning up our oceans,” said Dennis Yee, global head of safety, security and environment at APL. “In partnering with The Ocean Cleanup, APL seeks to step up our efforts in protecting marine biodiversity. APL is fully behind The Ocean Cleanup’s efforts to remove ocean debris that contributes to habitat destruction and kills tens of thousands of marine animals each year.”
In support of its clean-up operations and to create a better understanding of the problem, The Ocean Cleanup also performs global measurement campaigns to determine the sources and composition of floating plastic in the oceans.