Green practices on board
As a pioneer in sustainable cruising among cruise operators in Halong Bay, Bhaya Group’s fleet always make sure to minimize our impact on local environment during our operation. Especially under the framework of Bhaya Green project, one of our CSR activated projects in 2017, many initiatives have been made for our effort to protect Halong environment.
Along with GREENoffice campaign on our land based offices, we also have been doing serveral green pratices on board including ‘Switch if Off’ and ‘Towel Reuse’ campaigns.
In each cabin, we set up a ‘Switch if Off’ notice with the message to protect environment by turning off lights and electrical appliances.
“Please help us to protect the environment by switching the lights and air conditioning unit off when you leave your room. Also please remember to unplug any electrical devices like chargers and laptops one they are fully charged. The majority if chargers continue to use electricity if left plugged in and so do laptops when left on standby mode. This leads to what is known as electrical leakage, thereby continuing to produce CO2 emissions.”
En-suite bathroom are cleaned and prepared with new towels twice a day. Researches has shown that laundry account for considerable use of water. As part of our effort to minimize our impact on environment, we put a sign in bathroom encouraging guests to reuse their towel. It is also important to be able to give guests a choice. Nowadays, more and more guests are conscious of this issue.
Bhaya Group are one of the pioneer to makes large investment to install advanced water treatment system. The facilities deal with both grey water and bilge water.
Greywater is wastewater from sink, bath… while Bilge water is generated from engine, oil and sewage. Grey water is relatively clean so it can be reused for toilet flushing.
All wastewater have to undergo a proper treatment before return to mainland. Unlike ocean cruise ship, The Au Co come back harbor every one to two days so all waste is sent to waste plant. Wastewater will be released and fresh water is refilled.The water treatment system onboard has minimized negative impact on Halong water quality and environment in general.
With great commitment to environmental conservation, Bhaya Group will implement more green practices across all of our vessels.