Costa Cruises said it has introduced an
aluminum recycling initiative for its ships calling at the Port of
Savona in Italy in 2007 and 2008.
The cruise line also
said that it will make available the results of its first
"sustainability report," created on a voluntary basis that will
outline the company's results in the fields of social
accountability and environmental compliance.
Under an agreement
with the Italian National Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling
of Aluminum (CIAL), Costa will launch segregated waste collection
on its 11 ships sailing in Savona, Italy, over the next two
The vessels will be
outfitted with separate disposal and recycling containers for
aluminum packaging, including food and drink cans, aluminum foil,
spray cans and aluminum trays, Costa said, which will be collected
in segregated waste disposal bins on Costa's ships and sent to CIAL
currently involves vessels calling on Savona, Costa said, but the
cruise line plans to extend the program to other Italian ports as
Costa said that in
2007 alone, it estimates that 50 tons of aluminum packaging will be
collected from its ships, which once recycled, could be turned into
the equivalent of 58,000 espresso coffee makers, 2,600 bicycles or
3,300 wheel rims.
Costa also issued its
first Sustainability Report for the 2005 fiscal year, which is
currently available at www.costacruises.com. The report lists the
company's performance in three macro-categories: economic,
environmental and social performance and ends with an assessment of
the objectives attained in 2005, and the identification of those to
be achieved in the years to come, including the new aluminum
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