The tourism sector can help preserve and protect the places and wildlife that make destinations worth visiting by taking serious, coordinated action on plastic pollution.
Tourism companies and destinations have been making great strides towards reducing their environmental impact and operating in harmony with nature. Yet the problem of plastic pollution in tourism is too big for any single organisation to fix on its own. To match the scale of the problem, changes need to take place across the whole tourism value chain.
The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative brings together businesses, governments and other tourism stakeholders to stop plastic ending up as pollution, and reduce the amount of new plastic that is produced in the first place.