Published recommendations to the tourism sector on measures against plastic pollution

first_imgThe Plastics Initiative is led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which unites the tourism sector behind a shared vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has published recommendations for the tourism sector on how to continue to fight plastic pollution while maintaining public health and hygiene during a pandemic.  Recommendations were addressed to tourism stakeholders with the aim of helping them combat plastic pollution during recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. They illustrate how to reduce the plastic footprint, increase supplier engagement, work more closely with waste collection service providers and how to ensure transparency in the activities undertaken – activities that can significantly contribute to the responsible recovery of the tourism sector. The document is based on key concepts dealing with a shared vision of the circular plastics economy, One planet vision for responsible recovery of the tourism sector and the latest available guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), UN Environment Program (UNEP) , the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and leading business associations. Side dish: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR TO CONTINUE TAKING ACTION ON PLASTIC POLLUTION DURINGCOVID-19 RECOVERYlast_img

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