World Environment Day
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.