A company based in Abu Dhabi is working with a group in the US to remove more than 100,000 pounds of plastic debris from the waters.
To commemorate World Oceans Day, the US-based 4ocean and the Abu Dhabi-based Multiply Group, an investment holding company, have partnered to resolve the ocean plastic catastrophe. The partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to the environmental agenda on a worldwide scale that is precisely aligned with the themes and objectives of COP28 UAE.
According to Lama Al Bachir, strategy and growth director at Multiply Group, “Plastic waste currently accounts for 80% of all marine pollution, and 8 to 10 million metric tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year, impacting both marine life and human health.”
The partnership results from the organization’s ‘Cleaning Up the Oceans’ campaign, which supports global efforts to clean up oceans and coastlines.
“On this World Oceans Day and as part of our CSR efforts in the Year of Sustainability, Multiply Group is partnering with 4ocean to extract 100,000 pounds of plastic from the ocean and play our part in conserving the planet’s largest ecosystem,” Bachir said.
“We are thrilled to see the clean ocean movement gaining traction internationally and are excited to partner with Multiply Group to help clean the world’s oceans,” said Alex Schulze, CEO and co-founder of 4ocean. This and other new relationships are how we will increase our global impact.
A team of workers from the Multiply Group and its affiliates volunteered to clean up a section of Al Nouf, Abu Dhabi’s beachfront shoreline, and they were successful in gathering 420 pounds of plastic trash.