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We’ve established a goal to eliminate single-use plastics across the fleet, which is a substantial undertaking… The Just Water container goes as far as technology allows today in eliminating anything not renewable or recyclable in a container that will store water.

— Andy Stuart, the chief executive of Norwegian Cruise Line, discussing the company’s plans to abandon plastic water bottles (The New York Times: Major cruise line to abandon plastic water bottles)