Environmentalists are calling on Disney Cruise Line (DCL) to stop using plastic straws and single-use plastic items in the Care2 petition, which has already gathered 29,000 signatures. This comes after the recent efforts of other cruise lines to discontinue plastic straws.
Care2 petitioners are hoping that DCL will follow the lead of Carnival, Cunard, P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean committed to fully eliminating plastic straws by 2019 and other plastic products by 2020.
Disney Cruise Line currently operates four cruise ships and plans on adding three more in the coming years. Care2 officials claim that by Disney eliminating plastic, the rest of the industry will make efforts to limit waste and the oceans will be better off for it.
While Disney Stores recently announced that they will eliminate plastic bags, no other Disney properties have committed to cutting down plastic waste.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announced on June 8th that single-use plastic straws and bags would no longer be available at any of the company’s twelve parks.
Source: Packaging News