International Tourism Plastic Pledge
With more than 180 companies from the tourism sector, we signed the International Tourism Plastic Pledge, supported by MVO Nederland. We are taking action to keep our holiday destinations plastic pollution free, so that travellers and local communities can keep on enjoying the unspoiled beauty for many years to come.
Currently the tourism industry suffers from the consequences of plastic pollution. It negatively affects attractiveness of tourism destinations and contributes to pollution of soil and water, affects animal, plant and human health, and leads to biodiversity loss. Our sector and holidaymakers also contribute to the problem by creating waste at tourism destinations.
We, the partners of this pledge, acknowledge the urgency to take action to reduce plastic pollution. We feel that international collaboration is key to increase our influence and contribute to a circular economy for plastics. There are already many individual initiatives, but to really make a difference we have to join forces. And that is what we are doing.
Together we will:
- create a roadmap for the international tourism sector, in which we agree on concrete goals;
- continue our efforts to prevent plastic pollution in tourism by reducing the use of single use plastics, to the best of our capacity;
- exchange knowledge, best practices and tools to support the tourism industry in the transition to a circular economy for plastics and prevent pollution.
Click here to see which companies already signed the Tourism Plastic Pledge. Other companies from the tourism sector are welcome to join.
An important goal of the pledge is to share knowledge. Some good examples are available on this website. Click here to get inspired. You can become part of this movement by signing the pledge.
Download and read the full Tourism Plastic Pledge.International Tourism Plastic Pledge