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Port workers turn the world green

[ November 5, 2015   //   ]

Thousands of port employees around the world have enthusiastically contributed their time and effort to a week-long joint environmental initiative by marine terminal operators DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited, APM Terminals, PSA International, Shanghai International Port Group and the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA).
DP World organised activities tailored to the needs of local communities at 38 of its marine terminals in 29 countries with a range of events from a cycling marathon, public square beautification and tree planting in Sokhna, Egypt and Karachi, Pakistan, alongside beach clean-up drives in Chennai, India, a ‘Green Race’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the recycling of old drums and tires into planter pots in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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HPH business units around the world organised a wide variety of Go Green activities with a particular focus on tree planting. Some of the tree-planting activities were held in conjunction with local schools where HPH organised workshops teaching the students about green issues including solid waste management, recycling and deforestation. In some instances, the trees were positioned to reduce erosion caused by waves or to create a barrier that reduced noise and dust pollution.
APM Terminals planted 1,793 trees in 26 countries and invited more than 4,000 students from local communities to learn about environmental themes. Employees, their families and members of local communities collected almost 27 tonnes of waste from local beaches, forests and around facilities.
PSA business units around the world organised a multitude of projects to beautify the environment, such as planting trees and corals, cleaning up terminals, offices, local parks and beaches, and the creation of green spaces.
SIPG employees engaged in a series of activities to promote environmental protection such as a Lantern Riddle Competition, Eco-car Test Drive and a Go Green Knowledge Contest.
And around 30 volunteers from HPH, Rotterdam World Gateway (DP World), APM Terminals Rotterdam and Port of Rotterdam helped collected floating plastic litter from the New Meuse river on different locations in the City Centre of Rotterdam.

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