Transport agency CMA CGM to cease transporting plastic waste

PARIS: World delivery group CMA CGM stated on Friday it would cease transporting plastic waste on its vessels from June 1 to assist curb air pollution.

One of many world’s largest container traces, the French-based agency stated it at present carries the equal of about 50,000 commonplace containers of plastic waste per yr.

Plastic has grow to be a spotlight of worldwide negotiations on air pollution because the oil by-product has stuffed refuse websites and littered oceans. Some international locations have moved to ban imports of such waste.

In its announcement made throughout the One Ocean Summit hosted by France, CMA CGM stated its halting of plastic waste transport would assist curb flows to locations the place sorting and recycling should not assured. 

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