But nonetheless, the news is awesome. According to the Telegraph UK, the move follows Royal Caribbean Internationals’s President and CEO, Michael Bayley, collaborating with sister brand Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises to find out once and for all how the cruise companies could do their part in reducing plastic.
Speaking to the Telegraph UK, Bayley said change is definitaly afoot, with new initiatives in the works to cut back on plastic pollution in the oceans.
“We have a newly-formed plastics team within the corporation,” he said.
“We manage our waste very well but we have an exciting opportunity to play our part in the overall reduction of plastic, which, it’s becoming clear for all to see, has such a negative impact on our oceans.”
“There are three elements to this – we want to eliminate single-use, disposable plastic, such as straws and drinks bottles and reduce the amount of plastic in [the operations side of] the business – chairs, bags, staff belts and shoes for example.
“[We also] we want to influence our supply chain because we have to do this together,” he added.
Bayley was very honest about the challenge ahead, noting the overhaul won’t happen overnight.
“It won’t happen in three months,’ he admitted.
Source: TravelWeekly || February 05, 2018 |||