Plastic Straws and Cutlery Banned on Fred. Olsen Vessels


In a move that was welcomed by all, UK-based operator Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has banned plastic straws and cutlery onboard its cruise ships.

Reduce waste

The company had initiated the ban onboard its four cruise ship to reduce waste and single-use plastics.

The company has also initiated a series of waste-saving initiatives to decrease, and where possible eliminate, single-use disposable plastics onboard Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.

Minimize plastic waste

The company has aimed to reduce the amount of plastics its uses for operations and will work to help suppliers minimise single-use plastics too.

Some of the initiatives include removing single-use coffee cups from Bookmark Cafés, reduce the consumption of cling film, replace plastic laundry bags with linen ones and replace plastic packaging used for single-serve portions of jam, butter and milk in the restaurants, buffets and room service orders.

The company has also decided to use ropes to secure the items during rough seas rather than using plastic to secure it.

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Source: Vessel Tracker