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Maersk warns against halting plastic waste transports

Marine environments won’t be improved by a stop to transporting plastic waste, but a halt or ban would prevent responsible transport of plastic to recycling sites, warns Maersk following criticism by NGO. Competitor CMA CGM has ceased all plastic waste transports.

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A halt to container transport of plastic waste could undermine efforts to recycle plastic in a responsible manner.

A.P. Møller-Maersk comments as much to NGO Plastic Change, which recently urged Maersk to cease transport of plastic waste in line with competitor CMA CGM, which has announced that the carrier for environmental reasons will refrain from transporting plastic waste going forward.

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