FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Logistics Plus Helps Remove 3.5 Million Kilos of Plastic from the Pacific Ocean
Three million five hundred thousand kilos of plastic is equivalent to 175 million plastic water bottles.
ERIE, PA (October 20, 2022) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has helped finance the collection of 3,500,000 kilos (over 7 million pounds) of ocean plastic through the Restoring Integrity To The Oceans (RIO) Blue Ocean Program over the last two years. Earlier this year, Logistics Plus also received the official (RIO) Plastic Neutrality Certification for 2022, its second year in a row.
The plastics collection was overseen by Ocean Stop! and carried out by indigenous fishermen. The 3,500,000 kilos of plastic collected is equivalent to 175,000,000 plastic water bottles and more than one hundred times the plastic footprint of Logistics Plus. The collection of this much plastic is estimated to save the global economy up to $115,500,000.
RIO Chairman Kieran Kelly expressed his gratitude for working with Logistics Plus. “Logistics Plus has partnered with RIO on multiple environmental projects. This company is the most eco-friendly logistics company in the world, and they are true ocean heroes. Jim Berlin, Yuriy Ostapyak, and the entire team are environmental rockstars.” Kieran added, “We can rid our ocean of plastic waste. It just takes teamwork and commitment to do so.”
As a ‘thank you’ to Logistics Plus, RIO produced the video below. Watch it here or on the Logistics Plus YouTube Channel.
About Restoring Integrity To The Oceans, Inc.
Restoring Integrity To The Oceans (RIO) primary objective is to mitigate the amount of plastic going into the World’s oceans and significantly reduce and remove the plastic waste in the significant waste collection areas in the World’s oceans. RIO’s primary effort is to prevent the introduction of and reclaim plastic materials from the sea accomplished through innovative techniques that vary based on the size and concentration of the plastic waste material encountered. Furthermore, RIO has long-term plans to develop products directly to help recycle plastic waste material and promote recognition and education for reducing plastic waste in the oceans. Learn more about RIO online at oceansintegrity.com.
About Logistics Plus, Inc.
Logistics Plus, Inc. is a 21st-century logistics company that provides freight transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, global logistics, business intelligence, and supply chain management solutions through a worldwide network of talented and caring professionals. Jim Berlin founded the company nearly 26 years ago in Erie, PA. Today, Logistics Plus is a highly regarded, fast-growing, and award-winning transportation and logistics company. With its trademark Passion For Excellence™, Logistics Plus employees put the ‘plus’ in logistics by doing the big things properly, plus the countless little things that ensure complete customer satisfaction and success.
The Logistics Plus® network includes offices, warehouses, and agents located in Erie, PA; Aurora, CO; Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Chino, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Colton, CA; Dallas, TX; Dayton, NJ; Des Moines, IA; Haslet TX; Houston, TX; Laredo, TX; Lexington, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Meadville, PA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Olean, NY; Ontario, CA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Tulsa, OK; Vancouver, WA; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Colombia; Czech Republic; Egypt; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Libya; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; UAE; Uganda; and Vietnam; with additional agents around the world. For more information, visit logisticsplus.com or follow @LogisticsPlus on Twitter.
Scott G. Frederick
CMO & LTL Carrier Relations
Logistics Plus, Inc.