To celebrate World Oceans Day 2019 last June 8, DuPont Warm Water Seaweed Sourcing sponsored a plastic waste cleanup in Dawahon Island, Leyte in the Philippines. About 30 seaweed farmers working with Royal Algaculture, DuPont’s primary spinosum supplier in the Philippines, cleared almost 1,000 kg of plastic debris from seaweed farms in the island. They also participated in a forum by social worker Elmer Luceno on sustainable plastic management with the municipal solid waste authority. Dawahon island produces about 30MT of dried spinosum for the DuPont Rockland (US) carrageenan processing plant.
The activity marks the eighth consecutive year of World Oceans Day involvement for DuPont Nutrition & BioSciences.