During the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Auckland, both Hi Fly and the Mirpuri Foundation held sustainability meetings with Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines to present the airline’s commitment to go plastic-free by 2019.

Paulo Mirpuri, President of both Hi Fly and the Mirpuri Foundation, introduced the group’s Sustainable Flight Project sharing the good practices the company has in place to eliminate single-use and other avoidable plastic onboard its aircrafts and at its offices. During the presentation, he stressed the importance of such practices defending that a greener world could only be achieved through joint efforts.

The outcome of both meetings was highly positive as it led the companies to understand the power they have to be drivers of change. The meetings also offered an opportunity to debate different strategies, and outline the steps that can be taken to make our planet a healthier and cleaner place.

The elimination of marine litter and plastic from the sea is one of the Mirpuri Foundation’s top priorities. Moved by the mission to positively influence communities, governments and enterprises, the non-profit organization partnered with the United Nations “Clean Seas” campaign, embarking on an unprecedented movement to raise awareness about the degradation of our oceans. The Mirpuri Foundation is the principal sustainability partner for the Volvo Ocean Race and the Founding Partner of the “Turn the Tide On Plastic” team and boat.

While the boat carries the message across the oceans, a Hi Fly Airbus A330 also proudly displays the same message on its livery in an intent to amplify the reach of the campaign all over the world.