Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, recently announced their charter membership in the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN), a new community of corporations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that seeks to share best practices and innovations to address the global ocean plastics crisis.

The move is part of the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) based Carnival’s decision to take broader environmental initiatives, such as their pledge for their nine cruise lines to reduce single-use plastics use by the end of 2021.

OPLN was launched in January by SoulBuffalo, a New York (NY) based company that combines corporate environmental expeditions and collaborations to address global environmental crises.

Under the OPLN, Carnival joins more than 50 global leaders—such as Dow, the National Geographic Society, and the Clorox Company—to participate in experiential and experimental summits in ocean plastic hotspots around the world in an attempt to solve the plastics crisis.

Written by Nicole Foulke