On 26 September CETLH, as well as Breda University of Applied Sciences, NHL Stenden University of Applied Science and HZ University of Applied Sciences all signed the International Tourism Plastic Pledge. At CELTH we look forward to further supporting the pledge and work to go from a commitment to action, with tools and methodology, so that industry and organisations can take steps in their contribution to a circular economy for plastics and plastic-free tourism industry. For example, we are already working on a research project on how to reduce plastic waste in the tourism sector in Bali.
Fighting plastic pollution at tourism destinations
The pledge, which was initiated by MVO Nederland (CSR Netherlands), was signed together with 100 organisations who all commit to fighting plastic pollution at tourism destinations (a.o. UNWTO, UNEP and Ellen MacArthur Foundation). The signing of the Pledge was celebrated with an insightful seminar where various industry actors, Universities of Applied Sciences and NGOs got together to learn from each other regarding the impact of plastic and ways of dealing with the issue.
100 companies in tourism sign to reduce plastic waste at holiday destinations
100 companies and organisations from the tourism sector signed the International Tourism Plastic Pledge today. In doing so, they are expressing their joint commitment to reduce plastic pollution at holiday destinations worldwide. The signatories include TUI Group, Radisson Hotel Group, Hostelling International and Green Key International.