Carnival Corporation & plc’s environmental stewardship program is a call to action for all employees to protect our oceans, seas, and waterways from environmental harm – ensuring ecosystems, plant life, and aquatic animals thrive, both now and in the future.
We are strongly committed to significantly reducing non-essential single-use items, including plastics, on board our ships by 50% by the end of 2021. Despite the pandemic, and the need to continue to use some single-use items for health and sanitation reasons, we continue working towards our goal.
Food waste is a key global issue and everyone has a part to play in reducing food loss and waste. As part of our commitment to reduce food waste we implemented a task force to improve food waste management across the fleet. We are also installing food waste Bio-Digesters to minimize the volume of food waste.
In 2020, we continued to install additional biodigesters throughout the fleet. Biodigesters use an aerobic digestion process that takes place within the machines and efficiently breaks down food waste. This green technology also supports and enhances operations on board, making it more efficient for crew members to manage and control food waste.