Virgin Voyages, UK — sustainable plastics and paper

Virgin Voyages hopes to create an Epic Sea Change for All when it launches its line of cruise ships in 2020. It will be one of the first cruise lines to ban Sailor-facing single-use plastic and is working with sustainable product manufacturer Emerald Brand to deliver a Tree-Free™ and plastic-free experience. Products like bath tissue, facial tissue, hot cups, paper towels and napkins will be made from the by-products of crops, which are otherwise burned or wasted.

In addition to providing Tree-Free™ and plastic-free products to the ships, Emerald's team of environmental experts, known as the Eco-Squad™, will help Virgin Voyages measure and communicate their environmental footprint reduction. The Eco-Squad™ will also provide solutions for continuous improvement throughout the supply chain.