More than 50m plastic straws a year
The parent of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises anticipates this will amount to more than 50m million plastic straws each year across its fleet.
This is one step in the company's transition away from single-use plastics.
Trash Free Seas Alliance
As a member of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance, NCLH is working toward solutions that keep plastic waste from entering the oceans.
'Plastic straws are just a fraction of the plastic in the ocean, but they are always among the top 10 items collected during Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup and can be deadly to ocean wildlife, which is why we have long urged our supporters to skip the straw when they can,' said Janis Searles Jones, CEO of Ocean Conservancy.
Founded in 2012, the Trash Free Seas Alliance brings together thought leaders from industry, conservation and academia to create a forum for pragmatic, real-world collaboration focused on the measurable reduction of ocean trash.