Carnival Corporation Pilots Food Waste Bio-Digester Technology to Improve Environmental Compliance

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Carnival Corporation & plc today (Dec.11) announced it is pilot-testing food waste bio-digester technology to improve environmental compliance and the food waste disposal process on board its ships, and plans to expand the program across its fleet in the near future.

The new innovation in green technology at sea provides a number of benefits, including:

• separating the small pieces of plastics and other debris that can occasionally find its way into food waste for sustained environmental compliance;
• providing more efficient and centralized onsite food waste operations;
• and enhancing onboard public health as well as reducing a ship’s carbon footprint by automated and natural processing of food waste.

The bio-digesters reduce a ship’s carbon footprint by using an aerobic digestion process that takes place within the machines and efficiently breaks down food particles, releasing a translucent, environmentally safe liquid. This limits the amount of greenhouse gas emitted from conventional food waste processing systems, helping reduce the company’s environmental impact.

Currently being evaluated on 15 ships with 12 more ships scheduled in coming months across seven of the corporation’s nine cruise line brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (UK), Princess Cruises and Seabourn – food waste bio-digesters are used for successful food waste management at some restaurants, hotels, government facilities, stadiums, theme parks and other locations.

Read full story at PRNewswire

(Carnival Corporation & plc)

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