June 9, 2018

By the end of 2018, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line  will no longer supply guests with plastic straws.

Currently, the line offers  “straws upon request” as its first step towards eliminating plastic straws and other single-use plastics completely. Once the new ‘no plastic straws’ policy is in place at the end of 2018, guests who request straws will receive environmentally-friendly paper straws.

The move is part of a global effort by most cruise lines and other organizations to reduce and prevent plastic waste that makes its way into the oceans each year.

About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the oceans annually. (Photo: paktaotik2 / 123RF Stock Photo)

It’s estimated that there is “about 8 million metric tons of plastic” thrown into the oceans each year, according to earthday.org.

Not all of that plastic is contributed by cruise ships; plastic makes its way into the ocean through other avenues, such as consumer-generated trash that falls into lakes, streams, and rivers, which flow into the oceans.

Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines’ efforts to eliminate straws and similar one-time-use plastic items will make a positive impact to help preserve the oceans for future generations.

By 2020, Royal Caribbean will have completed its efforts to completely eliminate single-use plastics onboard, including coffee stirrers, condiment packets, cups, and bags. You can read about Royal Caribbean’s commitment to the environment here.

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June 9, 2018

By the end of 2018, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line  will no longer supply guests with plastic straws.

Currently, the line offers  “straws upon request” as its first step towards eliminating plastic straws and other single-use plastics completely. Once the new ‘no plastic straws’ policy is in place at the end of 2018, guests who request straws will receive environmentally-friendly paper straws.

The move is part of a global effort by most cruise lines and other organizations to reduce and prevent plastic waste that makes its way into the oceans each year.

About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the oceans annually. (Photo: paktaotik2 / 123RF Stock Photo)

It’s estimated that there is “about 8 million metric tons of plastic” thrown into the oceans each year, according to earthday.org.

Not all of that plastic is contributed by cruise ships; plastic makes its way into the ocean through other avenues, such as consumer-generated trash that falls into lakes, streams, and rivers, which flow into the oceans.

Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines’ efforts to eliminate straws and similar one-time-use plastic items will make a positive impact to help preserve the oceans for future generations.

By 2020, Royal Caribbean will have completed its efforts to completely eliminate single-use plastics onboard, including coffee stirrers, condiment packets, cups, and bags. You can read about Royal Caribbean’s commitment to the environment here.

Article source.