Reduction of food waste on cruise ships
Avoiding food waste is an important aspect of sustainable tourism. There are as yet no studies on the extent to which food waste on cruise liners can be avoided.
As part of the TUI Care Foundation's commitment to Futouris, TUI Cruises is investigating the potential for the reduction of food waste on board with United Against Waste e.V. A first analysis phase was carried out on board of Mein Schiff 4. On the basis of the results, TUI Cruises, together with United Against Waste and Futouris, is developing concrete measures and testing them in a second project phase in summer 2017.
A list of measures will summarize the final results in order to train staff on board and to raise awareness on food waste. Successful measures are being expanded within the Mein Schiff fleet. With the study TUI Cruises will provide impulses for the entire cruise industry: as part of the collaboration at Futouris e.V., the results will be made available for exchange with other companies and published in the long term for the entire industry.
Making the processes of preparation, presentation and disposal of food on board of a cruise ship more efficient and making most of the resources used and avoiding waste.
- Reduce resource consumption and food waste on cruise ships
- Crew and guests to avoid food waste