Yamaha to sponsor ocean plastics survey

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Yamaha Motor Co. said it will sponsor the “Scientific Survey of Marine Plastic Pollution” being run by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. The company said in a statement that the survey will be held with the 2019-20 Japan-Palau Goodwill Yacht Race starting Dec. 29.

“This survey involves scientific study of marine plastic pollution by the yachts competing in the race, as well as the support vessel, the tall ship Miraie,” Yamaha said in a statement.

In addition to sponsoring the costs, Yamaha is sending a staff member to be in charge of survey records, organizing and managing photos and data so that researchers on board Miraie can focus on their specific surveys, but also provide communications about the state of marine plastic on the waters they sail through.

At the end of 2018, Yamaha Motor announced that its long-term 2030 vision plan would include resource and environmental issues. Yamaha's marine business operation has also come up with its own “Marine Long-Term Vision” to address water pollution. Yamaha said it wants “to increase the values of the oceans.”


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