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TOO MUCH WASTE
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waste

In areas with high concentrations of tourist activities and appealing natural attractions, waste disposal is a serious problem.

Improper disposal can be a major despoiler of the natural environment - rivers, scenic areas, roadsides, etc. For example...
  • cruise ships in the Caribbean are estimated to produce more than 70,000 tons of waste each year;


  • the wider Caribbean Region, stretching from Florida to French Guiana, receives 63,000 port calls from ships each year, and they generate 82,000 tons of garbage. About 77% of all ship waste comes from cruise vessels. The average cruise ship carries 600 crew members and 1,400 passengers. On average, passengers on a cruise ship each account for 3.5 kilograms of garbage daily - compared with the 0.8 kilograms apiece generated by the less well-endowed folk on shore.

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