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Thanks to the lockdowns, pollution from cruise ships on the world's oceans has decreased. But only temporarily. Unfortunately, others fill this gap.

Plastic has long been part of the food chain (What are we serving? Fish with plastic! (

“It can really spoil the fun of eating marine animals. At a local fish market in an Australian coastal town, the scientists first made some real purchases: oysters, shrimp, squid, crabs and sardines. Everything that goes with a real seafood platter.

The sardines contained the highest total concentration of plastic with 2.9 milligrams, the squid the lowest with 0.04 milligrams. All samples were positive, not a single one was plastic-free. The scientists were able to identify and measure five different types of plastic at the same time. "

(08/12/2020 Spiegel)

Now, thanks to the fight against the pandemic, there is much more additional plastic waste.

“The corona pandemic led to around 8.4 million tons of additional plastic waste worldwide by August alone. The reason for this is the increased need for single-use plastic in hospitals.

According to the research, by the end of the century almost all of the plastic waste associated with the pandemic - and not otherwise disposed of - will end up either on the seabed or on the beaches.”

SPON November 8th, 2021

The rubbish will end up in the sea and in the end, unfortunately, also partly on our plates. When it is time to act, as the climate discussion shows, we should not ignore this issue.

Stephan Busch has an invaluable and diverse experience in the hospitality industry ranging from senior management positions with the most renowned hotel and resort companies to the project development - launch of operations, business development- for hotel and cruise companies in Asia, Europe, Canada and Russia.

His expertise includes not only planning, opening and operating of hotels, international golf clubs, airports, resorts and cruise ships, but also successful restructuring and repositioning of businesses during the financial crisis in Asia.

Stephan Busch earned his Master Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, USA and served many years as Academic Director / Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism at the State University for Humanities RGGU Moscow as well as the Swiss International University St. Petersburg.

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