Cruise Ships’ Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact of Top Cruise Lines

  • Dumping food mixed with plastic waste in Bahamian waters
  • Falsifying records of environmental compliance plans
  • Illegally releasing over 500,000 gallons of sewage and 11,000 gallons of food waste globally
  • Illegally discharging oily waste off the coast of England
  • Illegally dumping thousands of gallons of wastewater into Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
  • only 12 have installed advanced sewage treatment systems
  • Only 8 have shoreside plug-in capability
  • Only 6 travel to ports with shoreside power
  • And 15 utilize scrubbers that convert air pollution into water pollution

Cruise Companies Greenwashing

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