Cruises and Cunard have stated an intention to remove single use plastics from the
hotel operation on their ships by the end of 2022 as part of their overall
environmental compliance plan.
president Josh Weinstein said "Whilst we have stringent regulations and
procedures on board our ships for recycling, we need to go to the source of the
supply chain to encourage changes to packaging and remove single use plastic
products from our hotel operation.
"We are in
discussions with our suppliers to try to influence the removal of single use
plastic in products such as straws, water bottles and food packaging wherever
possible, as well as reviewing our wider sourcing strategy of the most
environmentally friendly products across the board.
such as Blue Planet have shone a light on the impact plastic can have on our
seas and it is our responsibility, as an ocean-going cruise line, to take
action now, however many hurdles we have to face along the way.
"The ocean is
a fundamental part of our business but more importantly its preservation and
that of the surrounding shores is critical for our future and that of future
generations. We, as well as our guests, have a duty to respect and protect it
as part of our wider environmental protection.
XL class ship for P&O Cruises, which is fully powered by LNG and one of the
most environmentally advanced ships in the world, and the new Cunard ship will
be launched in 2022 so this intention goes even further in our ongoing quest
for environmental protection."
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