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CLIA highlights green initiatives in new report

CLIA highlights green initiatives in new report

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released its 2016 Environment Sustainability Report, detailing the state of the industry’s environmental initiatives and its ongoing commitment to sustainable cruising.

The report outlines cruise lines’ continuing efforts to collaborate with environmental stakeholders, develop innovative technologies and lead the maritime sector in environmental best practices and policies. Highlights from the report include:

  • CLIA Cruise Line Members have invested over $1 billion in advanced emissions technologies and alternative fuels.
  • CLIA worked with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop mandatory measures for a 30 percent reduction in new ship CO2 emissions by 2025.
  • Some cruise ships recycle or repurpose nearly 100 percent of the waste generated on board — by reducing, reusing, donating, recycling and converting waste into energy.
  • Cruise ship waste management professionals recycle 60 percent more waste per person than the average person recycles on shore each day.
  • Cruise ships utilize ecological, non-toxic coatings on ship hulls to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 5 percent.
  • The cruise industry pioneered advanced wastewater treatment systems that can produce cleaner water than the wastewater systems of most coastal cities in the United States.

A copy of CLIA’s sustainability report can found here.