Is the industry reducing the plastic pollution it causes?

Is the industry reducing the plastic pollution it causes?

5 Nov 2018, 16:20 - 17:00

UKI & International Inspiration Zone - TA190

In the mainstream media and on social media there has been a stream of coverage of the plague of single-use plastic. Consumer awareness of the impacts of discarded plastic on our environment and on marine and terrestrial wildlife is rising fast. What have tourism businesses and destinations done to address the challenge of waste plastic? What are the most effective strategies and why is more not being done?

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  • Harold Goodwin


    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

    Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000...

  • Sherin Francis



    Seychelles Tourism Board

    Prior to joining the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs. Francis was formerly the Principal Secretary at the Department of Tourism within the Ministry of...

  • Ian Rowlands



    Incredible Oceans

    As director, Ian leads this events and education not-for-profit company that uses art and science to tell critical ocean stories. Promoting...

  • Sören Stöber


    Director of Business Development ESG & Sustainability


    Sören is Director of Business Development ESG & Sustainability for Trucost, part S&P Dow Jones Indices. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to...

  • Jo Hendrickx



    Travel Without Plastic

    Formerly the global Sustainable Destinations Manager at the Thomas Cook Group, Jo holds a Masters Degree in Responsible Tourism Management and has...

  • Victoria Barlow


    Group Environmental Manager

    Thomas Cook

    Victoria is an environmental scientist, with a degree from the University of Leeds. Since joining Thomas Cook in 2008, she has worked with the...

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