Carnival Corporation has joined the global fight in combating food
waste with the installation of some 600 food waste biodigesters across
the ships under Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America
Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA
Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
The biodigesters are able to process anything that can be consumed by
a human by breaking down food waste with the use of microorganisms. The
automated machines that can be operated round the clock are placed in
locations where crew members can easily access to better manage food
Carnival Cruise Line recently announced that these biodigesters have
been installed across all its 23 ships, as the brand’s entire fleet made
its full comeback on 2 May.
“The rollout of nearly 600 biodigesters represents another important
milestone for our ongoing efforts to further minimise our impact on the
oceans we sail and the communities we visit while supporting overall
food waste management efforts and environmental compliance on board our
ships,” said Bill Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival
In addition to Carnival Corporation’s ongoing efforts to manage food
waste more efficiently and effectively, the company’s additional
sustainability goals include reducing single-use plastics, enhancing its
wastewater treatment system, send more waste to facilities that can
convert them into energy, and building zero-emission ships.