What comes to your mind when you think of pollution? Thick black oil smeared on clean ice? Small piping shorebirds strangled by old plastic? According to the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), you should be thinking of something entirely different – cruise ships.
NABU recently singled out AIDA and TUI, two German-based cruise lines, for their harmful environmental impact. In one day alone, a ship generates 21,000 gallons of sewage, which is often dumped untreated three miles from shore, as well as one ton of garbage, 170,000 gallons of wastewater, 6,400 gallons of oily bilge water, and 25 pounds of batteries, fluorescent lights, medical wastes, and expired chemicals.
It’s time for cruise lines like AIDA and TUI to stop putting profits over the environment. Updating their filtration systems to stop spewing filth into the ocean is a great first step to improving their impact on the environment. Tell AIDA and TUI to clean up their waste filtration systems today!
Cruise ships are massive polluters, spewing filth into our oceans every day. You can make a difference; add your voice to the conversation. »
|AIDA and TUI, two German-based cruise lines, were recently singled out for their highly negative environmental impacts.|
|AIDA and TUI supply every possible luxury to their passengers, but refuse to invest in a filtration system that would keep poisonous emissions from blackening our skies. As the 15 largest cruise ships produce as much air pollution as the world’s 760 million cars, this is not acceptable.|
|Take action. Click here to add your signature, telling AIDA and TUI install filtration systems in their cruise ships! »|