Clean-up effort to rid the world of litter
SUEZ Asia is partnering with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to extend its efforts to lessen the impact of litter on the environment. In celebration of World Clean-up Day 2020, SUEZ Asia will participate in the ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP, a global initiative to remove litter, one piece at a time from the environment.
As a founding member of the international Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and part of Thailand’s Public Private Partnership for Sustainable Plastic and Waste Management (PPP Plastics Thailand), SUEZ will mobilize 9,000 employees in Southeast Asia and China to support the campaign and demonstrate our commitment to protect the oceans.
As a leading player in the recycling of plastics, SUEZ deals with waste plastic every day to give it a new lease of life through collection, sorting, treatment, and recycling. On a global level, the Group processes nearly 400,000 tonnes of plastic waste across nine specialist facilities in Europe and produces 150,000 tonnes of circular polymers each year. Most recently, it has built a plastic recycling plant in Thailand that is currently under trial run. It is the largest Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic recycling facility in the country to help address its rising plastic packaging waste.
“We encourage SUEZ’s employees, partners and individuals to participate and spread the word about ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP. Our actions will help create positive change in the effort to rid the planet of litter,” said Antoine Grange, CEO of Recycling and Recovery, SUEZ Asia. “Litter in the environment is a global challenge with local solutions, and we’re committed to safely joining together to reduce waste in our communities.”
Beginning on World Clean-up Day 2020 and extending for the ensuing two weeks, volunteers from the Alliance, employees of participating member and non-member companies, partners and individuals around the world will rally to eliminate marine litter.
Litterati, winner of the Alliance and Plug and Play’s incubator program, developed the app to unite participants. It allows for pickup efforts to be monitored with concrete data using artificial intelligence technology to identify the litter captured in geo-tagged photos.
In addition, TED-Ed has created virtual lesson plans and videos about litter in the environment, available on AllTogetherCleanup.org.
“The scale of the global litter challenge can feel daunting, but growing participation in World Clean-up Day has demonstrated that individuals are eager to do their part,” said Jacob Duer, President and CEO, Alliance to End Plastic Waste. “Through the ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP, the Alliance and our members are determined to further reduce litter in our mission to end plastic waste in the environment.”