Shipping and logistics company CMA CGM has announced that it will not allow transportation of plastic waste on its vessels.
The announcement was made by the group’s chairman and chief executive Rodolphe Saadé at the One Ocean Summit organised by French President Emmanuel Macron.
From 1 June 2022, plastic waste will no longer be permitted on CMA CGM ships.
In a statement, the company said: “With the decision that it will no longer transport plastic waste on board its ships, CMA CGM will prevent this type of waste from being exported to destinations where sorting, recycling or recovery cannot be assured.”
The decision was made following representations to ban transport of plastic waste by NGOs, according to the shipping line.