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  • On Oct 6, 2014
    Lisa from NC Asked

    Hi!  I've heard that the fireworks used on the cruise are made from biodegradable material so that they actually become fish food when they hit the water? I haven't found this on the DCL site, just curious? Thanks so much! :)

    Welcome aboard, Lisa! 

    What a great question! Disney Cruise Line takes great care to ensure that their ships and events are as environmentally friendly as possible. This includes the fireworks at sea! I confirmed with my friends at Disney Cruise Line that the fireworks are indeed made of special biodegradable materials.

    There are actually many ways that Disney is dedicated to minimizing their impact on the environment. Did you know that all of their ships have dedicated Environmental Officers? They work with the crew on environmental safety programs, minimization of waste, and many other environmental responsibilities.
    The ships' kitchens save their used cooking oil to be offloaded and recycled in ports of call. In the Bahamas, Disney partners with that country's waste management program to convert the used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel for local vehicles.

    I also recently learned that even the condensation from onboard air conditioning units is recycled to provide fresh water for the laundry facilities and for the cleaning of the outside of the ship. Who knew?

    As a guest, I like the little ways that I can visibly see that Disney is earth-conscious. In the staterooms, we have not just trash cans, but recycling cans too. It's an easy way to make a difference.

    When my family and I sailed this past spring, we were at Castaway Cay on Earth Day. They offered a Walk For Wildlife around the island for guests. It was a free event, but for each one of us that walked, they made a donation to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund on our behalf. It was a fun way to participate in Earth Day while enjoying our time on Disney's private island!

    Take the Art of the Theme Show Tour while you're onboard and you'll get some other inside info on how Disney's ships have creative ways of recycling and reusing!

    Have fun planning your cruise, Lisa, and rest assured that Disney is dedicated to environmental protection!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two little Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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