One billion gallons of sewage dumps into the ocean each year from cruise ships

Meghan Werft of Global Citizen reports, “One billion gallons of sewage dumps into the ocean each year from cruise ships. According to the US EPA, a cruise ship with 3,000 passengers produces 21,000 gallons of sewage waste a day. Most of this sewage is partly treated, but not as well as you might think. Treating sewage is a complex process. (link to sanitation article) So it’s not surprising that few cruise ships dispose of sewage in the most environmentally friendly way.”

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