Cruises Big Polluters
Taking a cruise may not seem so glamorous after realizing how much wastewater is produced by each ship. According to a recent article, Tide Rises Against Cruise Industry Pollution:In a...
In a week, a large ship (carrying 3,000 or more) can generate 210,000 gallons of sewage, also known as black water. An additional 1 million gallons a week of so-called gray water — wastewater from laundries, sinks and showers — can also be produced, plus quantities of hazardous waste, solid waste and oily bilge water.
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