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Rubrique : Environnement
Publié par : AGGRESSOR LIVEABOARDS
Date : 30 Octobre 2018
Aggressor Liveaboards Expands Sustainability Initiatives with Launch of "Green the Fleet"
Augusta, Georgia. October 26, 2018: In partnership with the Sea of Change Foundation, Aggressor Liveaboards®, the ultimate in liveaboards, is pleased to announce the expansion of its sustainability initiatives with "Green the Fleet."
Green the FleetTM strives to make the liveaboard lifestyle environmentally sustainable for divers and contributes to the health of our oceans. New sustainability initiatives will build on existing sustainable operations already in place across the fleet. For example, the Raja Ampat Aggressor® recently switched from single-use plastic bags to small, compostable, non-plastic garbage bags and the Okeanos Aggressors® already source their seafood from a local, certified responsible fishery.
To increase environmental sustainability, Green the Fleet works towards eliminating single-use plastics from all Aggressor yachts beginning with plastic straws, cups, and utensils. Single-use plastic water bottles will be phased out and replaced with reusable water bottles. Yachts that don’t already use non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners will begin to switch to ones that are. Energy efficient LED lighting will also be phased in. Customers can now enjoy welcome gifts that are more environmentally friendly such as Aggressor luggage tags made from natural materials instead of plastics and plastic-free or recycled packaging. To further help protect the coral reefs, Aggressor Liveaboards will provide Stream2Sea coral-safe sunscreen and shampoo for divers on yachts.
"As divers, the oceans need our help now more than ever, and here at Aggressor Adventures™ we get that," says Samantha Whitcraft, Aggressor’s Director of Conservation and Outreach. "Scientist estimate that more than nine million metric tons of plastic waste enters the oceans every year comprised mostly of everyday items like bottles, wrappers, straws, and bags. And we know some chemicals can harm corals. With our Green the Fleet initiatives, we are part of the solution and help divers understand how they can be too."
Aggressor Adventures CEO Wayne Brown says "Aggressor Liveaboards is proud of the green operations that are already in place across our fleet, and now we are looking forward to expanded efforts towards environmental sustainability in all our operations including at headquarters where we’ve switched to all LED lighting. With the launch of Green the FleetTM, we know we can make even more positive changes to help protect the oceans for our customers now and for future generations of divers. Green The Fleet is an effort to improve our business values and decision-making process." About the Aggressor Liveaboards®: Aggressor Liveaboards has mastered the art of blending scuba diving over 35 years with innovation, personalized service, professional staff, and safety with a vision of success. We turn simple services into life-changing experiences for our guests. It is a trade; it is an art, and it is our talent. Learn more at www.aggressor.com About the Sea of Change Foundation: The Sea of Change Foundation funds marine conservation and research initiatives that directly impact the oceans we all love to dive and explore. Our mission is to create positive change for the oceans. Learn more at: www.seaofchange.com