blue o two is delighted to announce that single-use plastic water bottles will be removed from their Red Sea fleet vessels as of 7th May 2018.
Approximately 6.28 billion household plastic bottles are not recycled every year in the UK and at least 8 million tons of plastic enters the oceans annually. An estimated 50% of sea turtles have consumed plastic and sadly, the list of fish species that have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies is constantly growing.
These shocking statistics have led blue o two to make the decision to remove all 500ml personal water bottles and 1.5L shared meal water bottles from all sailings in the Red Sea.
Customers are invited to become part of the solution in fighting the growing plastic problem, and are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottle for their holiday. However, reusable water bottles are also available to purchase on board if required.
The global brand alliance comprising blue o two, Master Liveaboards, Siren Fleet and The Junk have made a collective pledge that all liveaboards within the fleet will be completely single-use plastic free by the end of 2019. The recent banning of plastic straws across the entire fleet, and the removal of single-use plastic water bottles in the Red Sea are just some of the first steps in this rapidly expanding environmental policy.