Plastic pollution is among the great environmental challenges of our time. With 95% of marine litter being composed of plastics and various tons of additional waste entering the ocean every minute, the risks and damage to biodiversity and ecosystems are unprecedented. Coastal environments are one of the main assets of tourism destinations and at the same time very vulnerable to uncontrolled littering. According to WWFs “Stop the flood of plastic”[1] 2019 report, in the Mediterranean region alone

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sector of activity
Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Start date
11/02/2020

Objectives

The objectives of the webinar are to:

Discuss how destinations can assess and reduce plastic pollution by improving their planning and management;
Learn more about existing alternatives to plastic to revisit procurement strategies;
Explore how the tourism sector can become a catalyzer for change and find innovative solutions to address plastic pollution and marine litter.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • WEBINAR 16. ADDRESSING PLASTIC POLLUTION IN TOURISM DESTINATIONS

Impact and Results

Participants: 118 (84 women, 34 men)