Single Use Plastic Free Commitment

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Submitted by Matthew Meier on 6 April, 2018 - 16:14

Press Release

The global alliance of Siren Fleet, Master Liveaboards, The Junk and blue o two is very pleased to announce that as part of their expanding environmental policy they are aiming to be completely single use plastic free by the end of 2019.

As divers in particular are aware, plastics in the environment are incredibly difficult to manage and often end up in waterways and oceans. This is not only unsightly but it is thought that plastics in the ocean are killing upwards of a million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals each year. These figures are rising and do not count other marine animals or, disturbingly, the much larger number of animals that are simply not found after death.

Working together as part of the global alliance with Siren Fleet, The Junk "June Hong Chian Lee" and blue o two, Master Liveaboards will be working with local organisations in destinations, suppliers, NGO's, government organisations, and many others in order to reach our goal across all vessels, local offices, and head offices.

This is of course an enormous project and the banning of straws recently across all alliance vessels was only the first tiny step in this process. Updates on both our successes and challenges will be made regularly as the alliance moves forwards. As an alliance, we lead the way in the diving liveaboard industry to a cleaner environment for everyone.

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