DHL Global Forwarding and Hapag-Lloyd clean up 6,000 kg of trash from coastlines across six countries

  • Over 800 volunteers from six countries collected 6,000 kg of garbage on International Coastal Clean-up Day 2022
  • The two companies aim to help reduce plastic waste and protect the marine life across the MEA region, India, and Pakistan
  • DHL and Hapag-Lloyd signed an agreement to help decarbonize the logistics industry by using advanced biofuels for transporting DHL shipments

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 29 September 2022 – To mark this year’s International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day, teams from DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa, India, and Pakistan partnered with shipping operator Hapag-Lloyd Middle East to pull 6,000 kg of trash from coastlines across six countries. Using the tagline, ‘Turning the tide on trash’, the two companies joined forces to help reduce plastic pollution and protect marine life. Over 800 volunteers from both companies rallied to clean up coastlines in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Dubai, India, and Pakistan. The initiative also formed part of DHL’s social impact initiatives that support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and formed part of the Group’s annual Global Volunteering Day.
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