LOS ANGELES — Crystal Cruises has partnered with the Hanger Network, creator of EcoHangers, to green the guest staterooms on its ships.
EcoHangers are environmentally sound alternatives to the 3.5 billion wire hangers and the 5 billion plastic hangers that fill America’s landfills each year, Hanger Network says. EcoHangers are 100% recyclable and manufactured in U.S. EPA-regulated laboratories.
Under this new partnership, the Crystal fleet uses company-branded EcoHangers for its guest laundering services. In conjunction with the new hangers, Crystal also utilizes washable garment bags for laundry distribution. This eliminates the use of more than 100,000 plastic bags on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity per year.
“Crystal Cruises recognizes we are stewards of our oceans and we continually seek ways to minimize our impact on the environment,” says Gregg L. Michel, Crystal Cruises’ president. “The washable garment bags and EcoHangers are both aesthetic enhancements, as well as being more ecologically beneficial.”
“We are proud to add the EcoHanger to the suite of environmentally friendly programs that Crystal Cruises has already embraced,” adds Bob Kantor, CEO of the Hanger Network. “While Crystal Cruises guests are treated to the world’s natural wonders as they travel, they return the favor to the environment by using EcoHangers.”
Crystal Cruises encourages passengers to participate in a linen reuse program aboard ship, and utilizes drycleaning machines that reuse solvents and minimize hazardous waste.