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Cathay Cargo Terminal adopts 50% recycled plastic cover sheets

Cathay Cargo Terminal adopt 50% recycled plastic cargo cover sheets for all Export Cargo shipments (image credit: Cathay)

Cathay Cargo Terminal is the first cargo terminal in Hong Kong to adopt 50% recycled plastic cargo cover sheets for all Export Cargo shipments built up within its terminal, increasing from its current specifications of no less than 30% recycled content. ​

Tom Owen, Cathay Director Cargo, said: “Embracing sustainability is pivotal in shaping the future of air cargo.

“Our adoption of 50% recycled plastic cargo cover sheets reaffirms Cathay Cargo’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sets a new standard for the industry.”

Michelle Fok, Cathay Subsidiaries Head of Sustainable Development, said: “The circular economy is an important concept to reduce waste and prolong product lifecycles. ​

“Our cargo terminal has implemented circularity in cargo plastic sheets since 2017 and is already recycling 100% of plastic sheets from import cargo shipments, which are broken down at the Cathay Cargo Terminal.

“Our new sheets utilise 50% recycled post-consumer plastic, reducing the reliance on virgin plastic while meeting the operational demands of our customers.

“We remain committed to working with our suppliers to explore even higher levels of recycled plastic, as well as alternative materials, as part of our long-term goal to reduce plastics in cargo operations”.

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