Brittany Ferries has eliminated almost 5.7 million single-use plastic items from its vessels over the past 18 months.
The company has been removing single-use plastic items from its onboard restaurants and cabins, including cutlery, cups, lids, stirrers and straws. It has also been replacing disposable shower gel sachets with dispensers and eliminating plastic bags in dustbins.
The eliminated plastic has instead been replaced by environmentally friendly alternatives made from bamboo, cardboard, paper and wood.
“By tackling single-use plastics, we are determined to take responsibility and make a significant contribution to collective efforts to protect the seas upon which we sail,” said Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries. “I’m delighted to see this project already bearing fruit. For sure, there’s much more to do, but this is a positive step forward, part of our long-term mission to incorporate sustainability into everything that we do.”
In 2020, Brittany Ferries will debut its first LNG-powered ship Honfleur, which will be followed by Salamanca in 2022 and Santoña in 2023.