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Plastic fantastic as P&O Cruises and Cunard plan to kick it off their ships

P&O Cruises and Cunard intend 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.

Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein (pictured) said: “While 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.

Josh Weinstein of Carnival UK“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.”

He credited TV programmes such as as Blue Planet for shining a light on the impact plastic is having on the oceans, and added: “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.”

Posted on 14th February 2018 at 04:02 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Cunard Line | P&O Cruises |

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