RCI-Royal Caribbean International has announced its environmental plan for building and operating The Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island off Nassau Bahamas.
The plan consists of six key components: zero waste-to-landfill, renewable energy, wastewater treatment, protection of the surrounding habitats, and environmental monitoring.
The project will be built based on RCI’s sustainability principles and proven practices, combined with the strict environmental requirements of The Bahamas.
The highlights of the plan include the elimination of single-use plastics and the use of compostable service ware, biodigesters to process organic waste, and a partnership with local recycling companies.
Royal Caribbean aims to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by using renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydro. It also plans to protect the ocean environment by avoiding dredging and not building overwater cabanas, and by using a best-in-class wastewater treatment plant.
The company will also restore Paradise Island's western end by removing invasive plant species and adding native plants and vegetation.
A Bahamian company will conduct environmental monitoring during construction and operation, with public reporting of the results.