Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ditching Plastic Water Bottles

It's just the start of eliminating disposable items, the CEO says

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Like the plastic straws and disposable chopsticks that were metaphorically tossed overboard, Norwegian Cruise Line has its sights on its next target: plastic water bottles.

The Norwegian Encore, which sets sail in November, will be Norwegian’s first to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles at sea, the company said on Wednesday. The rest of the fleet, 16 ships in total, is set to join by Jan. 1, 2020.

Norwegian said the move will replace over 6 million single-use plastic bottles every year.

Practically a floating hotel, Norwegian joins the likes of Marriott and the InterContinental Hotel Group—both of which ditched miniature toiletries this year—in adopting more sustainable practices.




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