Reduce, Reuse and Recycle on the Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line had taken some great steps in making sure they reduce waste, reuse materials and recycle resources whenever they can. With over 200 cruise ships at sea at any given time, it’s nice to know that some cruise lines take their duty seriously when it comes to helping the planet. Now, other cruise lines are following in their footsteps. Here are some great “Green” facts about Disney Cruise Line and the steps they have taken to help our planet!
The air conditioning systems generates 280 tons of water per day. Disney Cruise Line is able to recycle this water to use in their laundry facilities. This allows for less water to be brought and stored on board the ship which reduces the weight and reduces the use of fuel!
Disney Cruise Line was the first to use a new, Non-Toxic hull coating that increases fuel efficiency by reducing surface resistance in open water!
Over the last year Disney Cruise Line has taken great steps to improve their efforts by installing efficient lighting, reducing weight on the ship and installing automatic air conditioning controls to optimize cooling resources, resulting in a 5% energy savings.
Recycling is a huge part of the Disney Cruise Line vision! The ships are trying new ideas like reusing waste cooking oil on their private island, Castaway Cay, to power heavy machinery, which saved 8,000 gallons of fuel last year! Disney Cruise Line has been recycling traditional material from the ships, like aluminum, glass and cardboard, resulted in over 400 tons of materials from going to the local dump, landfill or end up in a stream. Other materials like scrap metal, ceiling panels and excess plastics are also recycled through a partnership with Keep America Beautiful. This program also allows Disney Cruise Line to offer reusable furnishing and materials from the ship to be donated to needy communities and port communities.
Each ship has an environmental officer onboard to monitor the ship and teach environmental education classes to both staff and guests. No matter where you are the on the political spectrum of the green movement, we can all agree that doing our part is important. And these steps taken by the Disney Cruise Line are great for everyone and our planet!
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