APM Terminals launches campaign against plastic waste at Lagos Port

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Mr Klaus Laursen, the Country Manager of APM Terminals Nigeria on Sunday disclosed that its organisations offensive against plastic waste at Lagos Ports has yielded mopping up of more than 400,000 bottles per year.

In a statement released in Lagos on Sunday, Laursen said the terminal marked this year’s reduction of plastic waste through its annual Go Green Initiative.

“Go Green is an awareness building program initiated by the Global Ports Group (GPG), an association of port and terminal operators, collaborating on key Environmental, Health, Safety and Security topics.

“This year, APM Terminal is focused on reducing its plastic footprint by replacing single-use plastic bottled water with re-fill bottles and water dispensers, thereby eliminating an annual waste of 408,800 single-use plastic bottles”, he said.

Laursen also stated that APM Terminals take their responsibility to the environment very serious; as well as ”towards the community today, towards the future and their kids”.

He said that every year, they gave all employees the opportunity to contribute with their Go Green Campaign, as their chance to give back.

“We will do this this year and will continue to do it in the future. And we can use our Lean waste methodology, our approach to always improve and always reduce the impact on the environment.

“We owe that to ourselves, we owe that to our kids, and we owe that to the future,” he said

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