Fraser Yachts partners with the Plastic Oceans Foundation

2017-01-11By Zoe Dickens

Charter firm Fraser Yachts has partnered with environmental charity The Plastic Oceans Foundation to help support its important ocean conservation work.

The Plastic Oceans Foundation, which is one of the projects supported by The Ocean Awards 2017, is a network of non-profit and charitable organisation which are working to change attitudes towards plastic and prevent plastic pollution through a range of educational and scientific initiatives, as well as 2016’s feature film A Plastic Ocean.

It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean from coastal communities every year.

As part of its partnership with the charity, Fraser Yachts will promoted the Plastic Oceans Foundation’s work on social media, work with the charity to train crews to reduce plastic waste, introduce guidelines for yacht owners and charterers on sustainable methods of using plastic and encourage its own team to act as ambassadors for Plastic Oceans.

In addition to this, Fraser Yachts will develop an internal campaign to help its offices around the world reduce plastic waste. It will also work with the Foundation to create proposals for studies and other educational exercises in marine conservation that take yachts as their focal point and which will be promoted to Fraser’s network of owners.

“Every year we are producing more than 300 million tonnes of plastic and 8 million tonnes of it ends up in our oceans,” said David Jones from the Plastic Oceans Foundation. “We are genuinely thrilled that a prestigious company like Fraser Yachts has shown so much enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve and has agreed to commit resources and use its global voice to help us change the way we deal with plastic waste.”

“We are always looking for ways to protect the environment and give back to the oceans that we make our livelihood from,” added Raphael Sauleau, CEO of Fraser Yachts. “We want to make sure that the oceans remain a beautiful place for many people to enjoy for future generations. One of the great features of Plastic Oceans’ strategy is that it is relatively simple to put in to place, if everyone made a little effort it will result in a huge impact.”

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