La contaminación de los cruceros
On average, ships use approximately 140-150 tons of fuel per day. They posses large diesel engines with exhausts that potentially pollute the air with sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides — the main components of acid rain.
The destruction of our atmosphere is not the only concern, cruise ships are also greatly impacting our oceans producing close to a billion tons of sewage each year. This sewage is made up of greywater from sinks, showers, and laundry; blackwater from toilets; and oily bilge water from leaks and machinery below the ship. Because this contaminated sewage is left untreated and expelled into the ocean, marine life, the atmosphere, and human lives are greatly impacted.