- Reduce single-use plastic onboard and replace it with sustainable alternatives.
- Increase the amount of material recycled waste.
Care for resources is achieved by responsible purchasing and by continuously reducing waste and increasing recycling.
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The ports operated by Stena Line have substantially increased material recycling in 2018. A total of 33% of waste plastic, metal, paper and glass is recycled, while 44% of the waste is used for energy recycling.
“In our region, we have implemented waste sorting on all our vessels and ports in Latvia, which means that our passengers get the opportunity to recycle even more”, says Vladislavs Samovics, Port Operations Manager, Baltic Sea North.
To improve quality and control, and to reduce risk in the supply chain, Stena Line has developed a Supplier Code of Conduct. The document describes expectations on suppliers regarding human rights, labour, sustainability, health, and safety.
”So far about one-third of our 300 main suppliers have signed the code, and we’ve received so much positive feedback on the initiative”, says Kristin Göransson, Purchaser Group Procurement at Stena Line.
We have a long term target to phase out all single-use plastic fleet-wide. In 2018 we came one step closer when removing nearly all of the single-use plastic products from our vessels on the Irish and North Seas.
During a transition period, you might still find some of the replaced items on board but gradually more of the new and sustainable products will make their entrance. “It is still a challenge to find alternatives for a handful of items but we’re confident we’ll get there in the end”, says Julius Bergenholtz, Senior Purchaser, Retail & Food Services.