We're delighted to offer Travelife certified hotels a 10% discount on our most popular service - the Let's Reduce Single-Use Toolkit.
Teaming up with Travelife is a great opportunity for us to offer our Toolkit to hoteliers who already demonstrate sustainability credentials and who want to go further in reducing or eliminating single-use plastics from their operations whilst still meeting the environmental and ethical criteria of a Travelife audit.
What can the Toolkit do for you?
Designed specifically with hotels in mind, the Toolkit makes it easy for you to:
identify where and how plastic is used in your hotel,
calculate the financial cost of single-use plastic to your business
plan a step by step approach with your teams to prioritise the changes that have the biggest environmental/financial impacts
avoid greenwash - not all alternatives are as green as they seem, despite being marketed that way
feel confident in eliminating single-use items that are used out of habit
identify suitable, available, affordable alternatives that your guests will love
create new income streams from plastic free products
track and record your progress
15% of single-use plastic waste can be attributed to habits
Even hotels with environmental certifications find themselves getting through hundreds of thousands of single-use items every year, not only is this a big financial burden, these plastics are often not recycled and end up in landfill or worse, in the natural environments that tourism businesses depend upon for success.
From work we've done to date in the Canary Islands, we've been able to identify that approximately 15% of plastic waste comes from 'doing things as they've always been done' and actually, with very simple communications, this waste can be eradicated almost overnight, with savings being ring-fenced for other plastic reduction approaches.
What do travellers think?
A recent survey by the Thomas Cook Group identified that 94% of their customers were concerned about plastics entering marine environments.
Awareness amongst travellers has increased significantly throughout 2018 thanks to social media and documentaries like Blue Planet and A Plastic Ocean. Many business are waking up to this and taking action, in fact entire countries are implementing bans on certain types of plastic, with straws and plastic bags taking the lead. In October this year, members of the European Parliament approved a plan to ban the 10 most regularly found plastic items on beach cleans, including cutlery, takeaway boxes and coffee cups by 2021,
And, in what's considered to be a world first, Santa Cruz County, California, USA just announced plans tobanminiature plastic toiletries in hotels & accommodations
There has never been a better time to make a pledge to reduce or eliminate plastic, and our Let's Reduce Single-Use Toolkit is the most comprehensive resource to help you do this and you can start immediately.
Register your interest in working with Travel Without Plastic before 31/12/18 to enjoy a 10% discount on the Toolkit by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and use code TRAVELIFE in the email title.
Be ahead of impending legislation and lead by example.
For other services that can help you to reduce plastic and for our FREE download to eliminating miniature bathroom amenities click here