Deliveroo partners with “A Plastic Ocean Foundation” to fight environmental pollution in Hong Kong

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Deliveroo today announces its partnership with A Plastic Ocean Foundation (APOF), a local charity dedicated to stopping plastic pollution and reclaiming the oceans from human impacts, to save and preserve the precious wetland region. of Hong Kong, Ha Pak Lai, plastic and soil pollution. erosion by cleaning beaches and planting local bamboo. The company has committed to a series of clean-up operations in the wetland from this month until the end of 2023 as part of APOF’s #OneTonneLess program.

Bringing the Deliveroo community together for the Coastal Cleanup

As one of the most biodiverse areas in Hong Kong, Ha Pak Lai is home to many rare species. Deliveroo’s pledge will see more than 250 company staff, passengers and their families help clean up the beach in Ha Pak Lai to protect the waterfront from plastic litter. As a result, at least one ton of ocean trash is expected to be collected by the end of 2023. The initiative also strives to raise awareness about preserving the environment while teaching the next generation about the need for sustainability.

Protecting Hong Kong’s endangered species from habitat destruction

As Ha Pak Lai is one of the most important habitats for horseshoe crabs, an endangered species on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species in Hong Kong, it is crucial to prevent destruction of habitat. In recent years, human activities on land have created water pollution and soil contamination, accounting for up to 70% of the loss of young horseshoe crabs. Additionally, abandoned agricultural activities cause severe soil erosion, which washes contaminated soil into waterways and the sea. Deliveroo intends to help restore the ecosystem in Ha Pak Lai by planting new bamboo plants and using the characteristics of the plant. With fresh bamboo grown under this initiative, more than 2,500 kg of CO2 will be absorbed by the bamboo stalks. Additionally, the initiative will ensure that elemental pollutants are removed through phytoremediation and prevent habitat loss as the new bamboo plants will establish a natural barrier to prevent terrestrial plastic waste from being washed into the sea by the environment. rainwater and wind.

Andrew Hui, Managing Director of Deliveroo Hong Kong, said: “Deliveroo is committed to being part of communities by taking action to drive sustainability. With this collaborative initiative, we hope to stimulate and accelerate new environmentally friendly behaviors that will contribute to long-term sustainable change across generations. We believe that the solution to climate change is a joint effort, and so we are excited to partner with APOF to take another step towards preserving the environment by contributing to ocean conservation, repairing the ecology local and developing sustainable economies that benefit everyone. Plus, we’re excited to work with like-minded cyclists and their families to promote environmental conservation, resulting in a cleaner, more sustainable environment for everyone.

Willy Kwong, director of A Plastic Ocean Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have Deliveroo join us in this important initiative. Hong Kong sits on the eastern edge of the Pearl River estuary surrounded by the South China Sea, the health of the sea has a direct impact on everyone’s quality of life. We are obligated to do all we can to protect and preserve it for the wildlife that inhabits it, and of course, for the people of the city too. Together we aim to collect over a tonne of pollutants, and I’m confident that with more companies like Deliveroo on our side, we can achieve our goal by building the momentum needed to move towards a healthier ocean, more beautiful and more durable.

Mr Tsui, a Deliveroo Rider who attended the session with his wife and son, said:“I am grateful to be part of this important company alongside my family. Giving back to the environment that makes Hong Kong such a wonderful place to live is always a satisfying feeling for me, as I firmly believe that we can all make a difference, no matter how small our efforts. Today, the three of us have learned a lot, and thanks to Deliveroo and A Plastic Ocean Foundation, our family has learned the importance of protecting the environment. I look forward to participating in future Deliveroo sustainability programs with my family and giving back to our city’s beaches and trails, and after today, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these initiatives to my peers either!

The partnership with APOF comes as Deliveroo has committed in 2020 to setting imperative sustainable development goals. In early March, Deliveroo announced a major sustainability partnership program with zero-waste packaging company, Sustainabl., which enables Deliveroo’s partner restaurants to adopt sustainable food containers at an affordable price as part of the Food Grants Program. Deliveroo’s HK$2 million restaurants. This program aims to encourage partner restaurants to go green in their delivery operations. The latest CSR effort with APOF is one of many unique initiatives that Deliveroo has created to support the community. Last year, two impactful initiatives were launched to create compostable and eco-friendly food packaging for World Food Day with Cali-Mex, providing collection sites for Hong Kongers to drop off their boxes of cakes of moon to be recycled – which made it possible to donate more than 500 kg of packaging. . The company has also launched the cutlery opt-out globally since 2018.

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