Creating The Green Stewardess LTD has been an amazing adventure. Not only do we make a difference in a world that is becoming more and more polluted by the minute, but its a “feel-good” initiative, and each day is enjoyed knowing that we are being apart of the Solution to the Pollution Crisis and helping preserve our Planet. The Green Stewardess has been well received and supported by Yachts and Yacht Crew throughout the Mediterranean and we hope to widen our reach over the next few years and make an even larger impact on reducing Single-use plastics and Chemical pollutants in the Yachting Industry.
I’ve been a Chief Stewardess for a few years now, but I remember the first Super Yacht that I worked on so vividly. What struck me the most about the yacht was not only just how absolutely luxurious and breathtaking the interior & exterior of the 55m Super Yacht was (and it really was!), but it was also the variety & amount of unnecessary plastic waste and chemicals that was present each day.
Over the next few years of working on Super Yachts, I passionately pursued, researched and sourced a variety of Eco-Friendly Alternatives to replace the major pollutants that we find on the Super Yachts of today. It is a necessity to be more Eco-Friendly in our Yachting Industry and we will soon see the positive difference that Eco alternative products and solutions make to yachts. Over the years I built good relationships with many of the product owners and suppliers and today we are proud that The Green Stewardess has sales agency agreement for most of the products that we distribute.
The Green Stewardess emerged and began to assist many Yachts in transitioning to “Green” products and more Eco-Friendly Solutions & habits. We have main 6 Eco-Friendly Solutions that will assist in drastically reduce plastic onboard all Yachts, and even households.These Products & solutions are cost effective, high quality and readily available. Our website is easy to navigate and our service and delivery does not disappoint.
“Going Greener feels great and its easy and effective with The Green Stewardess.”
What I soon realised was the most difficult part about my new passion is that there are so many products out there! I personally tried and tested countless products and discovered that some were not as green or effective as they claimed to be.
Our search for Eco-Friendly alternatives has proved successful and effective and the result of The Green Stewardess ‘eco quest’ has definitely been achieved by finding fantastic Eco-Friendly alternative Products and Solutions to combat the key points of plastic & chemical pollutants onboard yachts.
The Green Stewardess Eco-Friendly products are good for Yachts, the Crew and good for the Environment too.
What moment made you go green? :
There were 2 major moments that inspired me to create The Green Stewardess…
Provisioning for a 123m Mega Yacht and seeing the mountain of Plastic Waste that accumulated on the dock from a few deliveries. Scary sight, I can promise you!
The time that our 55m yacht pulled up to a small and beautiful island in the Med and I assisted with the tender garbage runs ashore. Seeing the amount of plastic waste that was accumulated in 1 week from just our yacht truly horrified me. I felt in that moment that “we” (the Yachting Industry) needed to make a change by cutting out as much single-use plastic as possible from onboard our yachts.
Eco & Sustainability Tips:
Each of us can do our bit. Whether its on a yacht or simply in our everyday lives. The Green Stewardess has many Eco-Friendly Products and Solutions.
“Planning and preparation” are the 2 biggest factors to change your old habits to more eco-conscious ways. Chose eco-friendly solutions that cut out single-use plastics & harmful chemicals.
Our 3 top tips for Crew:
Pollution 1 – Store Bought Bottled Waster WASTE.
– Yachtie Tip: Cut out Store bought Water and Install a Water Filtration System in the Crew Mess onboard. Crew can now refill their BPA-free or aluminium water bottles, with no need for stowing mountains of bottled water.
Pollution 2 – Coffee pods/capsule waste
Yachtie tip: Cut out the waste from pod/Capsule coffee machines and purchase a “Bean-to-Cup” Coffee Machine. Great Coffee ….and 100% FREE of pod/capsule waste.
Pollution 3 – Chemicals & Reusables
Yachtie Tip : Its time to consider products that are Bio-degradable ad non-toxic. Detergents, Cleaning Chemicals and other Agents get released into the many water systems around the worlds. Buy re-fillable clean bottles and bulk concentrates – top-up rather than buying a myriad of store bought cleaning products in single-use plastic bottles.
Also, reuse! Trendy and chic reusable products; from aluminium water bottles for crew, stainless steel cocktail straws for guests, and custom yacht cotton shopping bags – all 100% reusable as well as eco-conscious.
Other great ways to Go Greener:
The Green Stewardess loves Bamboo! We supply bamboo toothbrushes, make-up remover pads, bamboo Q-tips and bamboo polarised sunglasses. They’re 100% biodegradable!
Guest and Crew Amenities:
These products are eco-friendly, smell great, great quality and most importantly have no negative impact on the marine environment.
We have nine products that are eco-friendly, biodegradable and non-toxic. These cover all areas onboard and don’t damage our marine ecosystem. We’ve had outstanding results and they’re highly recommend by our interior crew.