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Impact

Cruising forward into the oceans of the world with the least impact
on the environment and greatest impact on the economy.

THE FACTS

  • 80,000 tons

    Amount of paper, plastic, glass,
    and aluminum cans recycled
    annually by the cruise industry

  • Unrecyclable waste on cruise ships
    can be as little as 1.5 pounds per person a day–
    compared to the average of 4-5 pounds on land in the U.S –
    and procedures are in place to help ensure that all
    passenger waste is disposed of properly

  • Heat exchangers use steam generated
    from engines to produce water for
    onboard use and to heat cabins –
    which conserves energy and helps the environment

Environment

Much like other businesses and industries, the public has asked if cruise lines are doing their best to protect and nurture the environment. The answer? An unequivocal, “yes.” Find out how CLIA members are pushing innovation forward to continuously raise the bar on environmental stewardship.

QUOTE

“Being environmentally conscious… is fundamental to how we do business...”

“Being environmentally conscious and proactive is not just a ‘need’ for the industry, it’s a deep desire that is fundamental to how we do business… From the most stringent wastewater treatment policies in the global maritime community to continuous reductions in air emissions, CLIA Members work with regulators and various industry stakeholders to deliver on their commitment to the environment.”

ARTICLE

Cleaner water. Cleaner planet.

Cleaner water. Cleaner planet.

The advanced wastewater treatment systems cruise lines have pioneered produce cleaner water than most wastewater treatment facilities in U.S. coastal cities. Many cruise lines employ practices and procedures that are substantially more protective of the environment than required by law.  

ARTICLE

A cleaner planet means staying ahead of the curve.

ARTICLE

Bright idea: Consume less.

Bright idea: Consume less.

An enlightened take on power consumption.

Lighting on newer ships accounts for only about 10 percent of power consumed, a nearly 20% improvement. 

ARTICLE

Welders. Manufacturers. Suppliers. Sorters.

Welders. Manufacturers. Suppliers. Sorters.

Doing their part to do more with less.

People are at the core of the cruise industry’s environmental progress; from welders at the shipyards where hulls are laid, to the manufacturers that supply energy efficient equipment such as solar panels, to the environmental officers and engineers on board ships, to the recycling sorters below deck.

QUOTE

“Cruise vessels have sound systems in place to minimize environmental impacts.”

"Cruise vessels are environmentally aware, and have sound environmental systems and operational practices in place to minimize environmental impacts."

ARTICLE

Taking clean air seriously.

Taking clean air seriously.

CLIA member cruise lines must not only meet all air emissions regulations wherever they sail, but also often outperform what is required. Protecting the environment is not just the right thing to do – cruise lines have a vested business interest in keeping the environment clean and the oceans beautiful for generations to come.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Your cruise ship environmental resources.

FAQs

Q. What do cruise ships do with sewage?

A. All sewage is properly treated.

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