A below-deck look at reycling and wastewater treatment on Holland America’s Zaandam

Katie Farden at InvestigateWest has a revealing look at the recycling operations of an Alaska cruise ship. The scale of a cruise ship amplifies the environmental impact and the efforts required to minimize that impact are equally massive.

While the 1,432 passengers aboard Holland America’s Zaandam, are enjoying a five-course meal at one of the ship’s plush dining venues or unwinding with a hot-stone massage in the vessels’ full-service spa, crew are bustling below, sorting out tons of waste and recyclables.

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