IMPA CEO Stephen Alexander connects with Special Ambassador for Sustainability and Chair of IMPA SAVE Mikael Karlsson to give you the lowdown on one of the newest and most ambitious initiatives in shipping.
Here’s the short read:
- A good supplier is a trusted supplier, but to really differentiate yourself from others, you have to look at things like innovation and sustainable practices.
- Plastic is a necessary evil, but it has increasingly become an overused and damaging one; to people, planet and profit. Case studies show that the shipping industry likely contributes to 3% of the plastic waste in our oceans, that is 240 tonnes per year. This is why IMPA SAVE was created, with the first goal of ridding the ocean of plastic drinking water bottles onboard vessels.
- We can now produce drinking water on ships with technologies that remove odor, bad taste and colour, meaning we have an alternative to harmful plastic bottles. And it turns out that it makes financial sense too. So why would a shipowner choose not to do it?
- The support for this initiative so far has been overwhelming, with 4000+ vessels and 7% of the global fleet being committed to reduce. Jumping onboard should be a no-brainer!
- IMPA London is about to get its own Green Room, where sustainability frontrunners can network, learn and debate about all-things responsible supply chain management (more on this in the episode).
- Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, collaboration with other organisations, expanding our reach in the industry and furthering the green procurement agenda are only some of the key objectives.
Resources mentioned IN THE EPISODE:
- IMPA SAVE Project Page: http://www.impasave.org/plastics
- IMPA SAVE Webinars: http://www.impasave.org/webinars
- IMPA SAVE Knowledge Centre: http://www.impasave.org/knowledge-centre
- IMPA SAVE Solution Providers’ Directory: http://www.impasave.org/solutions
- IMPA SAVE Contact Form: http://www.impasave.org/support