Royal Caribbean vowed to cut single-use plastic on line's voyages.
According to Royal Caribbean’s President and CEO, Michael Bayley, the company had joined forces with sister brands Azamara Club Cruises and Celebrity Cruises to investigate how they could reduce the amount of plastics used in daily operations of lines' combined 38 cruise ships and ultimately eliminate any single-use plastic.
Bayley said the change was definitely afoot, with new initiatives currently in the works to cut back on oceans' plastic pollution. He added they had a newly-formed plastic team within the corporation and managed their waste very well but had an exciting opportunity to play their part in the overall reduction of plastic, which had a negative impact on the oceans.
There were three elements to that: to eliminate single-use, disposable plastic, like straws and drinks bottles and reduce the amount of plastic in the operations side of business – bags, chairs, staff belts, shoes.
Bayley admitted it won’t happen in 3 months, but they should have a clear position by the end of 2018.