- March 24, 2023
Teams of volunteers from FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region conducted beach cleaning activities to support the company’s commitment to make the communities in which it operates more sustainable.
More than 455 FedEx volunteers and their family members joined in a pan-AMEA beach cleaning initiative that ran four months up to December 2022 across 21 beaches in Australia, India, Japan, and Singapore. The volunteers put in a total 870 hours of hard work and removed a massive 142,987kg of garbage and plastic waste from the environment.
It is estimated that 81% of ocean plastics come from Asian rivers. Beach clean-ups play a critical role in not just protecting marine biodiversity, mitigating the impacts of climate change, but also supporting sustainable economic growth around the coastlines that support the livelihoods of millions of people.
“The beach clean-ups are an excellent opportunity for our team members to contribute to turning the tide on ocean plastic and building cleaner and more sustainable coastal communities for the future,” said Kawal Preet, president of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express.