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The Luxury Liner Of The Future

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Omit some of the folliwing from your brochures, please:

And the ship has 18 restaurants, all of which divert waste to Quantum’s onboard recycling center. “We sort and redirect waste here flowing in from the 18 onboard restaurants and assorted bars,” said Tavia Robb, manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for Royal Caribbean. “All glass is separated from plastic and sorted by color—with the material stored onboard until the ship docks… We use onboard incinerators that burn that material and other passenger waste into high grade ash that’s eventually shipped to concrete factories to be transformed into road surfacing.”

Of course, there is always the sensitive issue of human waste. The Quantum of the Seas engineers turned that problem into a benefit in case of emergency. Through a mix of incineration, maximum filtering, and ultraviolet purification, Quantum can clean gray water into drinking water if the ship should sail into difficulty and run out of its onboard supply. To reduce the need for plastic water bottles and stored water that adds fuel-burning weight to the vessel, Quantum packs a desalinization system that transforms sea water to fresh drinking quality.

It's like its own island. Sheesh!

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