Green Key and Travel Without Plastic are proud to announce a new cooperation agreement aimed at promoting and facilitating plastic reduction without compromising the guest experience or health and safety expectations. 

TWP announces collaboration with Green Key International

August 2020

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TWP's Jo Hendrickx and Rachel McCaffery co-presented a webinar sharing their insight and recommendations to reduce single-use plastics even during the COVID reco

TWP and MVO Nederlands deliver webinar on reducing plastics and maintaining hygiene standards

July 2020

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21 leading tourism companies, suppliers, business associations, NGOs, consultancies and certification schemes announced their signature of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and disclosed their ambitious commitments with regards to the elimination of unnecessary single-use plastics, transition to reuse models and use of reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging and items. 

TWP amongst first signatories of Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

June 2020

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The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative was officially announced today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UNEP, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. This initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to tackle the root causes of plastic pollution, enabling businesses and governments to take joint action.

TWP on Advisory Committee of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, officially launched at FITUR, Madrid

January 2020

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TWP's Rachel McCaffery was one of four superb participants in the panel, all of whom shared insight, recommendations and thoughts on how to address the issue of plastic pollution within the tourism sector and beyond.

Stopping the Flood of Plastic - Panel Discussion supported by WWF at the GSTC 2019 Global Conference

December 2019


TWP was in fabulous company on the Plastic Reduction Panel at WTM, with speakers from IHG, Water-To-Go, SP Global to name a few.  The Plastic Panel sat within a range of other important sustainability topics on the agenda.

Tackling Plastic Reduction in the Tourism Sector had a record number of panellists at WTM 2019, London

November 2019

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TWP joined forces with the TUI Group to deliver a Plastic Reduction Workshop to key hotels within the group in Turkey, helping to drive progress towards their stretching 2020 target of reducing single use plastic by 250 million items!

Plastic Reduction Workshops with TUI Group

October 2019

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TWP's Rachel McCaffery delivered a well received presentation, including advice for tour operators, hoteliers, excursion providers and airlines.  We look forward to continuing to contribute via the Working Group.

TWP one of more than 100 organisations to sign the International Tourism Plastic Pledge in Amsterdam

September 2019

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Supporting restaurants, cafes and hotels in reducing the most common but challenging single-use plastics through the Plastic Free Laos label.

TWP collaborates with GIZ on the Plastic Free Laos Initiative to reduce the Big 5 single-use plastics in hospitality

September 2019


TWP has long championed the reduction or complete elimination of miniature toiletries in hotel bathrooms.  We applaud IHG for taking this bold step across a globl portfolio.

TWP Founder gives opinion on IHG move to remove miniature toiletries  to BBC News Channel

August 2019

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TWP was asked for their wider opinion on which other plastics could be removed or eliminated from hotels and which cause the biggest challenge when it comes to reducing single use.

Global News, Canada features TWP in report covering IHGs commitment to removing plastic miniatures from bathrooms

August 2019

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TWP supports the Seaside Hotel Collection with its overall sustainability strategy for hotels in the Canary Islands.  During their annual charity golf day which raises funds for local organisation San Juan de Dios, founder Jo Hendrickx was interviewed by Radio Cope. 

TWP interviewed by Radio Cope, Gran Canaria on why sustainable tourism is important to the Canary Islands

July 2019

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Representing a cross section of operational roles, the teams were tasked with taking their single use reduction to the next level.  Discussing the pros, cons, challenges and opportunities of a range of approaches to the more difficult to remove items.

TWP  trains 54 of Center Parcs Management team with a view to reducing single use

April 2019

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It was an event packed with sustainability content and a record number of people attending the speaker sessions.  As expected, ocean pollution drew huge crowds and got great feedback. Watch a short video clip here

TWP  presents on ITB's Ocean Pollution Panel to an audience of hundreds 

March 2019

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The Sustainable Hospitality edition gathers the thoughts and research from a wide-ranging group of senior executives, analysts, consultants and opinion leaders from all over the world to ask 'What lies ahead for the global hotel industry in light of the ever-changing and challenging environmental, societal and economic dimensions?'

TWP featured in prestigious Hotel Yearbook 2020 Edition

March 2019

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It's not s easy as simply 'refusing' single use plastic when you're on holiday.  The habits of the people serving you can make it a challenge.  TWP gives readers a practical approach and looks at how planning can make all the difference!

TWP inspires Top Tips for Kuoni's Travellers

March 2019

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TWP is fast becoming the go-to organisation when it comes to plastic in the tourism industry.  Interviewed by Jeremy Smith for the WTTC newsletter, we talk about what prompted us to focus on single use plastic.

TWP featured in WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Newsletter

December 2018

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TWP Founder Jo Hendrickx interviews key people and gets their feedback on a range of alternatives to single use plastic for BBC 'Rip-Off Britain Holidays' feature.

At World Travel Market with the BBC

November 2018

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Panel members discuss whether or not the tourism industry is doing enough about single use plastic.  Insights from Thomas Cook, Incredible Oceans and the Seychelles Tourist Board with food for thought on the impact of alternatives by Trucost

TWP on Plastics Panel at WTM

November 2018

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Presenting a practical approach to reducing and eliminating single use plastics to procurement and CSR specialists, hotel managers and destination representatives.  Plus a deep-dive session into taking the next steps.

Jo Hendrick leads plastic intervention at UN Sustainable Procurement Workshop

October 2018

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The Thomas Cook Group has pledged to remove 70 million single use items from across its portfolio by 2020.  Key hotels involved in the change are supported by the TWP Let's Reduce Single Use Toolkit which saves hotels an average of €5000 every year.

TWP partners with Thomas Cook Hotels to reduce single use

October 2018

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