Through this initiative, there are several key environmental impacts.
“We project an estimated annual fleet-wide reduction of 75% in bottled water consumption. Annually, that’s approximately 72,000 1L bottles less of plastic. Over the next three years, we see significantly more plastic reduction, estimated at 4,300kgs of plastics,” says Munir Gupta, Category Manager, Services Sourcing and Contract Management.
In an internal survey, vessels reported on the effectiveness and usability of the 77 water filtration systems already installed. They reported seeing a reduction in single-use plastic bottle consumption. With an overwhelmingly positive response, several vessels requested to implement or increase the number of filtration systems available for the crew.
“Thus far, we have seen a 99% reduction in single-use plastic use consumption on vessels with a water filtration system on board. For example, within one year, Maersk Inventor saw a 94% reduction in use after installing the water filtration system. From the data of just one vessel, we clearly see that the impact of installation was huge in helping to reduce plastics,” continues Gupta.
The water filtration system installed on board Maersk Inventor.