Emissions and waste

A significant part of Viking Line’s environmental work is our effort to reduce emissions and our impact on the environment in many different ways.

We do this by

  • reducing energy consumption and minimising emissions into the air.
  • making sure that Viking Line’s ships emit no waste or bilge water containing nitrogen, phosphorous or oil into the sea.
  • bringing all waste produced on board our ships ashore to be recycled, reused, burned, deposited, composted or otherwise disposed of.
  • prohibiting the use of toxic primers on our ships.


Recycling protects the environment, and by recycling more, we can help fight global warming. Recycling materials requires much less energy than making new materials. By recycling, we can help fight global warming. More information about recycling at Viking Line

Recycled from vessels in 2020

143 tonnes of glass packaging. When recycled glass is melted down to make new glass, the process consumes 20 per cent less energy than starting from sand, soda ash and limestone as raw materials. Glass packaging can be recycled any number of times without deteriorating in quality.

84 tonnes of scrap metal. Recycling of steel, for example from food tins, consumes 75 per cent less energy than production from iron ore.

226 tonnes of paper and cardboard. Because of recycling, we do not need to cut down as many new trees. A tonne of recycled paper is equivalent to about 14 trees. Paper can be recycled around seven times.