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Plastic pollution solution: NCL teams up with Take 3 for the Sea

Norwegian Cruise Line is partnering with Take 3 for the Sea in Australia to cast a wider net on reducing plastic pollution in Australian waterways and inspire action with NCL staff, travel partners and onboard guests to ride the wave of change together.

Norwegian Cruise Line is partnering with Take 3 for the Sea in Australia to cast a wider net on reducing plastic pollution in Australian waterways and inspire action with NCL staff, travel partners and onboard guests to ride the wave of change together.

Take 3 for the Sea is a not-for-profit that advocates for everyone to take three pieces of rubbish away with them each time they visit a beach, park or bushland area.

The new partnership aims to tackle Australia’s plastic pollution problem by supporting Take 3 for the Sea’s target to remove 50 million pieces of rubbish from waterways by 2025.

NCL will encourage awareness through initiatives such as educational and training sessions and clean-up experiences for staff, travel partners and guests, including NCL’s annual Walk for Wellness initiative, which kicks off in October 2022.

NCL APAC Managing Director and Vice President Ben Angell said conserving the health of the oceans and reducing plastic pollution is a vital part of the cruise company’s Sail & Sustain program.

“As the first major cruise line to eradicate single-use plastic water bottles from our ships and private island destinations in 2020, we’re proud that across our three sister brands at NCLH, we’ve kept over 14 million water bottles and 50 million plastic straws from harming the environment.”

Simple actions to tackle complex problems – Take 3 for the Sea.

Take 3 for the Sea CEO Jacquie Riddell said the organisation was delighted to partner with NCL as part of its plastic pollution solution.

“The NCL team has demonstrated a commitment to ocean conservation in many ways with the Sail & Sustain program and have further taken steps to support the mental wellbeing of Australian and New Zealand staff and travel partners with the annual Walk for Wellness initiative,” she said.

“We are thrilled that this year’s Walk for Wellness will include Take 3 for the Sea challenges, recognising that doing good for the planet can promote a sense of personal wellbeing.” 

Find out more about NCL’s Sail & Sustain program at ncl.com/au/sail-and-sustain