- Objective: giving up plastic disposable products and replacing them with sustainable alternatives by 2020
- First measures: eliminating disposable products in guest cabins, restaurants and bars, and new packaging solutions
Plastic-free holidays on the Mein Schiff fleet: with this vision, the Hamburg cruise company TUI Cruises launches its plastic reduction program WASTELESS. By the end of 2020, the plastic products and unnecessary disposables are intended to be eliminated both on board the currently six ships as well as on land and to be replaced with sustainable alternatives of renewable and natural raw materials.
“Already today, we operate the most modern and environmentally efficient cruise fleet around the world. With the program, we take things to the next level in the field of waste management and will systematically reduce plastic waste,” says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises. The company-wide program follows a holistic approach: important partners and suppliers as well as staff at the headquarters, crew members on board and the guests of the Mein Schiff fleet contribute to phasing out all plastic disposables and other disposable products by the end of 2020. “Initially, we concentrate first and foremost on measures in the hotel, restaurant and bar areas. And what you immediately notice is that even seemingly small details have a major effect,” says Wybcke Meier.