The straws of this material have been eliminated in the 26 boats of the company fleet
The company’s island destinations, Great Stirrup Cay and Harvest Caye, will also do so in the face of August 2018
Thanks to this measure is expected to stop using more than 50 million copies of this product every year in the entire fleet
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Norwegian) (NYSE: NCLH), a leading cruise company operating the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, has announced the next important step in its efforts to reduce its environmental impact through the elimination of single-use plastic straws in the 26 ships in its fleet and in its two island destinations, Great Stirrup Cay and Harvest Caye. The company anticipates that it will eliminate more than 50 million plastic straws each year in its entire fleet with the adoption of these changes.
As a member of the Trash Free Seas Alliance® Ocean Conservancy, the company is actively working to find solutions that help reduce plastic waste in the ocean. The transition to non-plastic products for single use in the company’s fleet and its island destinations has its origins in the environmental efforts that the company has been making for a long time to increase the use of sustainable sources, minimize waste in the landfills, invest in emerging technologies and reduce CO2 emissions.
“According to our global environmental program” Sail & Sustain “, we are going to eliminate single-use plastic straws which also allows us to reduce our environmental footprint,” said Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise. Line Holdings Ltd. “As members of the Trash Free Seas Alliance®, we are committed to doing our part to protect the world’s oceans and for future generations to enjoy them.”
For his part, Janis Searles Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Conservancy commented, “We congratulate Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for this important step it takes to reduce the use of single-use plastic products. The plastic straws are only a fraction of the plastic in the ocean, but they are always on the list of the ten items that are most commonly found in the annual Ocean Conservancy Coastal Cleanup and can be lethal to wildlife of the ocean. For this reason, we have always recommended all our advocates to avoid using straws whenever possible. ”
Founded in 2012, the Trash Free Seas Alliance® brings together industry, conservation and academic leaders to create a pragmatic, real-world collaboration forum that focuses on the quantifiable reduction of waste in the ocean.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ global environmental program, “Sail & Sustain,” reflects the company’s goal of offering truly exceptional cruise vacation experiences for all its passengers while minimizing the impact on the environment. For more information about Norwegian’s commitment to environmental stewardship, visit the company’s website at http://www.nclhltd.com/Stewardship.
In this regard and continuing with the company’s Environmental initiatives, Norwegian Cruise Line has partnered with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and the Guy Harvey Research Institute of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) to organize the second cruise annual Ocean Conservation Issue at Norwegian Escape, which will take place this fall with destinations such as the Bahamas and Florida.
Departing on October 21 from New York, guests who sail on this unforgettable cruise experience a week full of opportunities to meet Guy Harvey, a world-renowned marine artist, as he organizes specially planned events on the conservation of the oceans and also He has been the architect of the design of the helmet of the Norwegian Escape.