Please join us in celebrating Earth Day all week long! Cruise lines do everything they can to protect the environment, but we don’t do it alone – cruise passengers help us keep our ships, skies, and oceans pristine! For more on the many ways the cruise industry protects the environment, visit CruiseForward.org.
- 80,000 tons – Amount of paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum cans recycled annually by the cruise industry.
- Un-recyclable waste on cruise ships can be as little as 1.5 pounds per person a day– compared to the average of 4-5 pounds on land in the U.S – and procedures are in place to help ensure that all passenger waste is disposed of properly.
- Heat exchangers use steam generated from engines to produce water for onboard use and to heat cabins – which conserves energy and helps the environment.
Cleaner Water – Cleaner Planet
The advanced wastewater treatment systems cruise lines have pioneered produce cleaner water than most wastewater treatment facilities in U.S. coastal cities. Many cruise lines employ practices and procedures that are substantially more protective of the environment than required by law.
Bright Idea: Consume Less
Lighting on newer ships accounts for only about 10 percent of power consumed, a nearly 20% improvement.