Cruise Lines Adopt Environmentally Friendly Practices

Cruise Lines Adopt Environmentally Friendly Practices

by Vikas Vij
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Cruise lines recognize the need to support #sustainable tourism & reduce #environmental footprint via @Justmeans

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:00pm



The cruise industry produces nearly one billion tons of sewage every year, apart from consuming several million tons of fuel. If the sewage and exhaust from ships is not treated properly, it can pollute the water and fog the air, resulting in serious health and environmental impacts.

In recent years, cruise lines have recognized the need to support sustainable tourism, and are making a concerted effort to reduce their environmental footprint. Some of them are also helping to promote sustainable practices to a wider group of players in the travel industry.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.