Mandurah Cruises have gone PLASTIC FREE and encourage you to get on board a plastic free lifestyle to help keep it out of the ocean and create a safer environment for our dolphins and other wildlife. We are refusing single use plastics by changing to recycled paper bags and calico bags in our gift shop, offering reusable cups on board our vessels, removing straws, changing to bamboo cutlery and recyclable cardboard trays on our daily lunch cruises, putting recycle bins in our office and vessels.
Why is plastic such a problem? 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year, half of which is for single use. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year and scientists predict there will be more tonnes of plastic than tonnes of fish by 2050! These plastics are designed to last forever, they don’t break down, rather they break up and become permanent pollution that our wildlife will consume or become entangled in. Our crew are regularly scooping up plastic bags from the water which are one of the most dangerous items to our marine life as they looked like jellyfish in the water – a common food source for a large array of marine life.