Plastic Waste: What Should the Industry Do?

Plastic Waste: What Should the Industry Do?

5 Nov 2019, 15:45 - 17:00

Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

Attenborough has raised the issue of single-use plastic and many, but by no means, all, have stopped using plastic straws. The challenge is a bit bigger than that. Plastic is not the problem – single-use plastic is. This panel will address the practicalities of avoiding creating waste plastic and what might your business do to help local communities tackle this persistent and poisonous waste product which exist from hundreds of years and contaminates our food chain.


  • Harold Goodwin


    Responsible Tourism Advisor


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

  • Madhu Rajesh


    Director of International Tourism Partnership

    Business in the Community

    Madhu began her career working in operations, sales and marketing across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the UK for a range of hotel groups. She...

  • Andrea Nicholas


    MD & Co-founder

    Green Tourism Certification Programme

    Co-founder of the Green Tourism Certification Programme during the past 22 years Andrea has led on the development of green networks and...

  • Sören Stöber


    Director of Business Development ESG & Sustainability


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

  • Colin James



    Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority

    Colin James has been CEO of The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority for the past ten years. Based in Antigua, Colin’s core role is to promote and...

  • Catherine Dolton


    VP of Global Corporate Responsibility


    Catherine Dolton has been Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility at IHG since 2018 and is responsible for overseeing IHG’s corporate...

  • 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...

  • Dave Shanks




    After working in the garment industry for many years and seeing the horrific problems of waste pollution, CEO and Founder of Water-to-Go, Dave...

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