Common Seas is launching PlasTICK with the blessing of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, the Government of Greece and various hotel associations.
To find out more, read on.
Or, if you are hospitality business, head to www.plastick.com to sign up now.
Citizens are asking for it: sustainable tourism is driving sector growth.
In Europe and beyond, governments are requiring businesses to set plastic reduction targets. For example, the Greek and Maldives Tourism Ministries (two countries we work in) have set ambitious targets to reduce single-use plastics across the hospitality sector.
Meanwhile, the United Nations is negotiating a Global Treaty for Plastic that will create the same step-change in progress as the Paris Agreement did for carbon reporting and offsetting.
PlasTICK is easy and intuitive to use.
Once a hospitality business signs up, they are supported to:
As well as generating more than 10% of global GDP, tourism creates jobs, infrastructure and invaluable cultural exchange.
However, it also produces 4.2m tonnes of plastic waste - every single year.
As a major contributor to the global plastic crisis, tourism’s toxic relationship with plastic threatens its own future, as well as our environment, climate, health and economic prosperity.
We partner with governments to help them measure and quickly reduce their countries’ plastic pollution.
We’re helping Paros become the first single-use plastic waste-free island in the Mediterranean. By delivering a success story here, we are showcasing a methodology that could work anywhere.
Supported by evidence from our Plastic Drawdown programme, the President of the Maldives announced a total phase-out of single-use plastics by 2023. We provide technical assistance and demonstrate the impact of policy to support this ambitious strategy.
Together with our partners, we are cleaning up the Brantas River, transforming it into a source of healthy drinking water for the millions of people living along its banks. The Brantas is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. About 50% of the plastic waste currently in and entering the Brantas is single-use diapers. Our local team is therefore initially focusing on stopping the flow of single-use diapers into the river in a way that brings widespread and long-lasting social and economic benefits to the region.