Total Lubmarine and Asia-Pacific team within Polymer division at Total Refining & Chemicals and SAFT subsidiary took part in an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) initiative at Siu Lam beach (Hong Kong) and helped collect over 300kg of waste this November. The three hour event was organized by the Ocean Conservancy in partnership with the Green Council (GC) in Hong Kong.
Total’s participation in the event is part of our firm commitment to cleaner oceans. Every year over 600,000 volunteers take part in beach clean-ups around the world through the ICC initiative. Following the clear-up, the GC invited participants to come together for an informative talk where experts showed the impact of ocean waste and the importance of changing the behaviors contributing to the problem.
Speaking on the event, Terry Lee, CFO of Asia-Pacific at Total Lubmarine, commented:
“We support the ambitions of all those committed to making our oceans clear of waste. Our presence here today demonstrates the contribution, however big or small, we can all make towards solving this problem.”
The Ocean Conservancy first initiated the International Coastal Cleanup in 1986. The initiative aims to encourage citizens to remove waste and debris from beaches and waterways all around the world, identify the sources of debris, and change the behavioral patterns that contribute to pollution.
The GC has been the official Hong Kong & Macau coordinator for the ICC since 2008. During the clean-up activities, data cards are completed by the volunteers, the GC then compiles and analyses the data from the completed cards. The final results are published and used to educate the public, businesses, and industry and government authorities about the marine debris issue in Hong Kong.
For more information visit www.oceanconservancy.org