Öppet brev till Elaine Heldewier, Director Sustainability Programs, Carnival Corporation & plc

Is sewage intentionally dumped into the Baltic?

2015-08-28

Attn: Elaine Heldewier


Dear Elaine,
 
Is it really true that cruise ships dump waste water including sewage into the Baltic sea?
Cruise ships in the Baltic produce hundreds of millions liters of sewage annually and the majority seems to be intentionally (not accidentially!) flushed into the sea. This cannot be compatible with any sustainability practices as there are better options available; most ports provide sewage treatment facilities. This may cost, and it may affect scheduling, but is the responsible way to act for a large company as Carnival.

The Baltic sea is a bad state already and the sewage dumped from large cruise ships damages the fragile ecosystem even further. Sewage is a contributing factor to blooming algae.

Does your company’s ships dump sewage into the Baltic sea? If you do, how do you motivate this?

I am looking forward to your response.

Kind regards,

Jacob Sternius

Stockholm, Sweden

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