To mark Earth
Day 2019, Air Canada announced a partnership with environmental organization
4ocean, a company dedicated to actively removing waste plastics and trash from
the ocean and coastlines. As the exclusive Canadian airline to sponsor 4ocean, this
partnership marks an important milestone in Air Canada's plastic reduction
strategy and creates opportunities for Air Canada employees to participate in
coastal North America clean-ups in 2019.
target of Air Canada's corporate waste strategy is our Single-Use Plastics
Reduction program. Our partnership with 4ocean as the exclusive Canadian
airline is a great fit with this journey and we are especially delighted with
the opportunity to engage our employees in our communities. There are many Air
Canada employees who care deeply about sustainability and the environment who
are keen to make a difference in actively help reduce ocean plastic pollution,"
said Teresa Ehman, senior director of environmental affairs at Air Canada.
ecstatic to partner with Air Canada in an initiative to eliminate single use
plastic. We believe Air Canada's Sustainability program is a giant leap
forward in this initiative. 4ocean is looking forward to removing
thousands of pounds of plastic and waste with Air Canada," said Tony
Chvala, chief operating officer at 4ocean.
To date, 4ocean
has removed more than four million pounds of trash from the ocean and
coastlines. Drawing from their years of experience, 4ocean will also
participate with the Air Canada team to develop educational resources on ocean
conservation for employees to draw from and further enhance the company as an