Costa Cruises Recognized for Environmental Efforts

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Costa Cruises has been recognized for its efforts in and dedication to environmental protection with the Go Green Award 2012 — The Most Devoted Go Green Organization, presented by Weekend Weekly, one of Hong Kong’s most popular travel magazines. This is the first time Costa Cruises has received the Go Green Award for its record of environmental excellence.

The Go Green Award 2012 was supported by the Green Council (a nonprofit environmental association in Hong Kong), Green Sense (a charitable aims to promote environmental compliance), Green Power (an environmentalist and ecologist nongovernmental organization) and the National Geographic Channel.

Costa Cruises received the award based on its involvement in several projects dedicated to protecting the environment. Since September 2011 the company is the “Sustainable Cruise” project manager for an initiative on Costa Pacifica co-funded by the European Commission through the LIFE + Program that is testing for the first time in the maritime field the feasibility of turning organic waste into reusable materials such as compost or fuel.

Costa ships’ ongoing environmental practices include waste-management policies, recycling of aluminum, glass and other wastes; usage of desalination plants for water production, and energy and fuel-saving measures that have resulted in decreased pollutant emissions.

Source: Costa Cruises

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