Logistics Plus Partners With RIO to Restore Integrity to World’s Oceans

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Restoring Integrity To The Oceans, Inc. is dedicated to making the oceans safe for all life above and below the water for generations to come.

Erie, PA (PRUnderground) February 11th, 2020

Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce its partnership with Restoring Integrity To The Oceans, Inc. (RIO) to support ocean cleanup initiatives.

Logistics Plus, a SmartWay Transport® Partner, aspires to be a leader in environmental sustainability practices. Through its partnership with RIO, Logistics Plus will assist with all aspects of supply chain management. This includes transportation of the plastic debris collected, international regulation assistance, cross-border trading, and navigation of customs and global trade compliance. Logistics Plus is committed to using its global network of customers and partners to connect RIO with people who support its mission of restoring integrity to the World’s oceans.

“Removing plastic waste from the oceans for recycling requires solid logistics and transportation management, and Logistics Plus is proud to be doing its part to help with this commendable initiative,” said Yuriy Ostapyak, Director of Global Operations for Logistics Plus.

RIO has been collecting plastic waste from Earth’s oceans since 2019 at locations around the world. The majority of materials collected can be recycled in some fashion. Some material is recycled directly into new products, such as tennis shoes, while some may be recycled into high value petrochemical products. The largest ocean cleanup to date hosted by RIO was on February 7th and 8th, 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia. An astonishing total of 11,000 people signed up and participated.

“While we talk about different oceans and assign them various names, we really only have one ocean. After decades on the water I could not continue to take from the ocean without giving back and working to protect the oceans for future generations,” said Kieran Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder of RIO.

“Our partnership with RIO is just one of the many important initiatives we are undertaking to support our sustainable development goals,” added Ostapyak.

About Restoring Integrity To The Oceans, Inc.

Restoring Integrity To The Oceans (RIO) primary objective is to mitigate the amount of plastic that is going into the World’s oceans and work to significantly reduce and remove the plastic waste in the major waste collection areas in the World’s oceans. The primary effort for RIO is preventing the introduction of and reclaiming plastic materials from the ocean, which is 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. (LP) is a 21st-century logistics company and a leading worldwide provider of transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, global logistics, business intelligence, technology, and supply chain solutions. LP works in the background to help businesses manage their supply chains in an ever-changing world. Founded in 1996, today LP has annual global sales of over $500M with more than 1,200 employees located in 50+ countries worldwide. LP is recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately-owned logistics companies, a top 3PL provider, a top 100 logistics company, a top freight brokerage and warehousing provider, and a great place to work. With a Passion For Excellence™, its employees put the PLUS in LOGISTICS by doing the big things properly, plus the countless little things, that together ensure complete customer satisfaction and success. The Logistics Plus® network includes dozens of offices and warehouses in the United States, and numerous other offices and warehouses around the world. Learn more at www.logisticsplus.com.

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