Oceans Alive

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.

Single-Use Items and Plastics Reduction

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 Reduction

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.

2030 Goals

  • Achieve 50% single-use plastic item reduction by 2021.
  • Achieve 30% unit food waste reduction by 2022.
  • Achieve 50% food waste reduction by 2030.
  • Increase Advanced Waste Water Treatment System coverage to > 75% of our fleet capacity.
  • Send a larger percentage of waste to waste-to-energy facilities where practical.
  • Partner with primary vendors to reduce upstream packaging volumes.

2050 Aspirations

  • Build ships without the need to discharge to the ocean or air (zero-emission ships).
  • Send 100% of waste to waste-to energy facilities.
  • Partner with primary vendors to ensure near 100% reuse of packaging materials.

Food Waste Biodigesters

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.

of the fleet equipped with food waste bio-digesters

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At Carnival Corporation & plc, our purpose is to deliver unforgettable happiness to our guests by providing extraordinary cruise vacations, while honoring the integrity of every ocean we sail, place we visit and life we touch.