'Failing or close to it': Environmental organization gives cruise industry poor report card

'Failing or close to it': Environmental organization gives cruise industry poor report card

How FOE scored the cruise lines

FOE evaluated the cruise companies on a myriad of factors including air pollution reduction, water quality compliance and sewage treatment. Transparency and criminal violations were also included in its grading. 

The parameters, according to Keever, were:

 

The results are based on information found through independent research using sources such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Department of Environmental Quality, among others, Keever explained. After compiling their research, FOA then sent a detailed letter to each cruise line to confirm their research, which is where the transparency score comes in. 

On FOE's website, each cruise line included has a full explanation regarding the grade it was given. 

Friends of the Earth 2020 cruise line grades

Our beach in Florida on the east coast gets daily barraged from plastic cruise ship trash since last 5 years that they have dumped in intl' waters. Only gotten worse from our perspective. Shut them down /huge fines need to be levied.