Lindblad Expeditions Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Fleetwide
by Ted Scull.
A few days ago on July 25, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic issued a public statement that its expedition fleet will eliminate single-use plastics involving items such as plastic water bottles, cups, straws and drink stirrers. The policy will also raise awareness of plastic fouling the oceans worldwide.
The ban had its start in 2007 when the firm’s passengers were supplied with reusable stainless-steel bottles that could be refilled at filtered-water stations placed about the ships.
Looking forward, CEO Sven Lindblad hopes that its suppliers will soon begin to convert from plastic packaging to sustainable alternatives.
Lindblad Expeditions is directly involved in conservation and environmental stewardship in locations they explore with more than $15 million supplied through the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund to support initiatives in Alaska, Baja California, Galapagos, Peruvian Amazon, Cambodia, Antarctica, Pacific Northwest, Central America.
To learn more about helping to save the planet from excessive use of plastics (example one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year), and to become more aware of the plastic pollution, take the National Geographic pledge at nationalgeographic.com/planetorplastic.
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