Costa to Halve Cruise Food Waste

By ,   February 5, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Costa Cruises unveiled line's 4GOODFOOD program, aiming to halve cruise food waste onboard the ships of the Italian company by 2020.

Starting point for the new project is recognizing food's value. Food experience is a key part of every voyage and the relevant figures are staggering: around 54 million meals per year are prepared onboard the members of Costa fleet.

Via 4GOODFOOD, the company decided to review and remodel its food service processes using an integrated approach that is based on sustainability while ensuring proactive engagement of passengers and crew.

Costa Cruises counts on the collaboration of international and Italian partners with proven track record like the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, Cittadinanzattiva, Fondazione Banco Alimentare ONLUS, Winnow and Universita degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo.

Costa Diadema cruise ship

The pilot project was successfully tested onboard flagship Costa Diadema in 2016 and 4GOODFOOD is currently being implemented fleetwide.

During the experimental phase onboard Costa Diadema, the program showed more than 50% food waste reduction in 11 months, equivalent to saving of 1189 metric tons CO2 (the emissions of 231 motor vehicles per year).