French container transportation & shipping giant CMA CGM that the Group will no longer carry plastic waste on board any of its ships worldwide from 1 June 2022. With this landmark decision effective 1 June 2022, the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, continues to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment and conserving biodiversity. With the decision that it will no longer transport plastic waste on board its ships, CMA CGM will prevent this type of waste from being exported to destinations where sorting, recycling or recovery cannot be assured.Removing plastic waste is a major priority for oceans and for conserving biodiversity. Every year, around 10 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the sea. Unless action is taken, that figure is set to triple over the next 20 years to reach 29 million tons per year, which will cause irreversible damage to marine ecosystems, fauna and flora. The causes of this pollution include open-air storage and the absence of processing infrastructure for plastic waste that does not actively get recycled or reused.