Go Green is part of a global environmental initiative undertaken by members of the international ports and maritime community.
Every year, employees of Hutchison Ports, DP World, PSA International, Port of Rotterdam Authority and Shanghai International Port Group jointly demonstrate their support for environmental protection through various activities.
The activities include educational seminars, creative re-use workshops and recycling-themed games.
This year Hutchison Ports looked at the issue of waste management and recycling. Support for these activities, both within and outside the gates of our ports, depends on individuals. Therefore, the chief mission was to encourage as many employees as possible to think carefully before they bin their waste.
“We focused our attention on two very different waste products: aluminium cans and mobile phones. 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 can negatively impact both human health and the environment if improperly disposed. By stressing the differences between these items to participating employees we ingrained a message that proper waste management and recycling has no one-size-fits-all solution,” said Eric Ip, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Ports.
Thirty-five teams from Hutchison Ports facilities worldwide have participated in a two-day mass recycling initiative collecting 988 kilogrammes of aluminium cans and 1,603 mobile phones for processing.
Participating in the initiative were Hutchison Ports terminals from countries including Argentina, Hong Kong, China, Mexico, Oman, Panama, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, The Bahamas, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.