Carnival Corporation & plc expressed their appreciation for the release of the National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution and the introduction of the White House Interagency Policy Committee on Plastic Pollution and a Circular Economy by EPA Administrator Michael Regan and the White House Administration, on April 21st, 2023.
According to Josh Weinstein (the corporation's CEO and Chief Climate Officer), the announcement signified "another example of the Administration’s commitment to advancing a circular economy."
"At Carnival Corporation, we rely on clean and healthy marine ecosystems to provide the best experience for our guests, and we are setting the pace in the industry with our efforts to eliminate single-use plastics and improve waste disposal on our ships.
“To date, we’ve eliminated more than 500 million single-use items, installed more than 600 biodigesters to sustainably reduce food waste, and partnered with local recycling entities at key ports to recycle more than 37 metric tons of materials. We look forward to continuing to implement these best-in-class practices and work with the Administration on these and other important sustainability goals.”
Carnival Corporation published its 13th annual sustainability report earlier this month, which provides information on its leading initiatives and progress across environmental, social, and governance focus areas. The report also outlines the company's advances toward achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2050 and implementing a circular economy model that emphasizes waste reduction, recycling, and management.
Carnival Corporation is the world's largest cruise shipowner and fully owns the subsidiaries/travel brands CCL-Carnival, AIDA, Costa, Cunard, HAL-Holland America, P&O UK & P&O Australia, Princess, and Seabourn.