World En­vi­ron­ment Day

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS - with Joel Katz MD, CLIA Aus­trala­sia

WORLD En­vi­ron­ment Day was cel­e­brated this week, so it’s worth high­light­ing some of our in­dus­try’s best eco-friendly prac­tices. The cruise in­dus­try takes proac­tive measures to pre­serve the en­vi­ron­ment, such as: Green Poli­cies in­clud­ing re­cy­cling ini­tia­tives, and waste treat­ment pro­grams. Ded­i­cated En­vi­ron­men­tal

Of­fi­cers on many ships to over­see and en­sure com­pli­ance with en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­grams. Sus­tain­able Prac­tices in­clud­ing part­ner­ships with eco-friendly ven­dors to min­imis­ing car­bon foot­print. Many lines have poli­cies to pur­chase from sus­tain­able sources. Smart Tech­nol­ogy on newer ships en­hance sav­ings of en­ergy, water, and fuel. Waste Min­imi­sa­tion and dis­posal poli­cies to re­duce pack­ag­ing and en­cour­age proper dis­posal of waste, in­clud­ing re­cy­cling pro­grams. For sewage and water waste dis­posal, many lines utilise in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies to min­i­mize waste. Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion and spe­cial itin­er­ar­ies which in­clude par­tic­i­pa­tion in con­ser­va­tion projects, char­ity funds and part­ner­ship do­na­tions to earth­friendly causes. For more info about cruise in­dus­try eco-friendly ini­tia­tives visit www.cruis­ing.org.au.

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