A leap closer to cleaner coasts through joint efforts and initiatives, to Be Used for Suzuki Marine Department Projects
Suzuki Philippines Incorporated (SPH), is pleased to announce that its global company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) has developed the world’s first micro-plastic collecting device which can be attached to Suzuki Outboard Motors. This device will significantly help reduce micro-plastic wastes in the Philippine coastlines, combined with the continued involvement of the SMC Marine Department in preserving the country’s marine environment. SMC is planning to introduce its device especially in Asian market in 2021 as an optional accessory.
An issue that everyone must be aware of is the marine plastic waste that has become alarming over the recent years. These wastes are broken down into micro-plastic and their impact on the ecological system has significantly increased. To address this concern, SMC tunneled their efforts for their outboard motors which pumps seawater to cool the engine and then returned to the ocean when in use, developed a micro-plastic collecting device which collects micro-plastic waste found in the water used by the motor. With the device attached, micro-plastic waste in the water will be sifted out of the waters.
Locally, SPH Marine Department has been conducting coast clean-up campaigns under the Clean Ocean Project, pioneered by SMC in Japan and adapted globally. Since 2017, clean-ups have been successfully done in Batangas. In 2019, in Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, and this year 2020 last January, in Dumaguete. In addition to series of SPH coast clean-up projects, they will now be using the device introduced by SMC which they believe will contribute greatly to their efforts as they stay mindful of what they believe in, which is to reduce the waste found in our coasts’ until they are restored to its healthiest state one clean-up project at a time.
This year is the 10th year of the global effort, Suzuki Clean Ocean Project. Clean-up activities have been done in seas, rivers, lakes, and ponds, across the globe where outboard motors are used. Conceived in 2010 in Hamamatsu, Japan, the movement has now been adapted globally since 2011. Currently, over 8,000 individuals across 26 countries have participated.
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