The Care2 Environmental Protection Group has created a petition to pressure Disney Cruise Line to stop using “single-use plastic items” including plastic straws. Currently, Disney Cruise Line is one of the only major cruise lines that has not announced discontinue the use of them.
So far other cruise lines including Carnival, P&O Cruises, Cunard, and Royal Caribbean have all announced plans to cut down the use of plastic items on their ships. Royal Caribbean has vowed to end the use of plastic straws by the end of the year and told the USA Today, “The cruise line also plans to remove other plastic items, such as bags, cups and condiment packets, at the start of 2019. Officials plan to complete the plastic audit by 2020.”
The current Care2 petition currently has around 29,000 signatures. The petition states, “Small steps made by many companies can have a big impact. When market leaders decide to take a stand against plastic it can help encourage others in the industry to do the same. In order to tackle plastic pollution, we must all play our part. It’s time for DCL to play theirs.”
It was announced earlier this year that ShopDisney stores would be phasing out the use of plastic bags. It will be interesting to see if Disney Cruise Line will follow suit.
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