LNG operation in the ports of AIDAprima's Metropolitan routes in preparation
April 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - AIDAprima, the new flagship from Germany's leading cruise line, AIDA Cruises, is setting standards with regards to environmental and climate protection. No other ship has more modern eco-technology on board. AIDAprima is the world's first cruise ship to feature a dual-fuel engine and can be operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the time spent docked at port. It also features two shore-side power supplies and is the world's first passenger ship with an onboard three-step system for exhaust aftertreatment.
We strive to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever we can. Our biggest concerns is that too much fashion ends up in landfill. That’s why we teamed up with I:Collect and created a the first global garment take back system.
You can drop any unwanted clothes at H&M and we give them a new life. The goal is to create a closed loop where unwanted garments are recycled into new creations. Currently we can blend in about 20% recycled fibers without any loss of quality or longevity.
In my recent blog “Stop. Don’t Recycle That,” I put heavy emphasis on the first R of the sustainability mantra – namely, REDUCE. In our digital world, it’s easy to forget about paper and its environmental costs. I continuously get reminders from companies that insist that I should get all my information from them electronically because it’s “more green.” The truth of the matter is that it costs them a boatload less money, and the environmental savings are a bonus.
The U.S. alone accounts for 5.35 billion pounds of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic a year, less than a third of which is recycled, according to the National Association for PET Container Resources, an industry group. The world's track record is even worse, with an average recovery rate of 10 percent.
October 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Costa Cruises has released the results of a three-year Sustainable Cruise Project co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the LIFE program. Begun in September 2011 aboard Costa Pacifica, the pilot project tested and evaluated shipboard waste-management models and techniques that conformed to the European Directive on Waste, which is based on the “Three Rs”: Reduce, Reuse,