A GUIDE TO HONEST ALTERNATIVES TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Actions to reduce plastic pollution in the Balearics have repercussions throughout the Mediterranean Basin and positive consequences on a global scale. This guide is designed to facilitate compliance with the Balearic Law 8/2019 on Waste and Contaminated Soils, European Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, Decree-Law 3/2022 on urgent measures for sustainability and circular tourism in the Balearic Islands, the ocean protection strategy as outlined in the Barcelona Convention, and the following Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030: SDG 3, SDG 6, SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 17.
The Guide to Honest Alternatives has been developed as a resource to support the Plastic Free Balearics certification, which is promoted by the foundations Save The Med and IbizaPreservation, as well as the Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera movement. It was produced thanks to co-funding from the Consell Insular de Mallorca and Beyond Plastic Med (BeMed), a Monaco-based association whose mission is to develop and support a network of stakeholders in the Mediterranean committed to curbing plastic pollution through innovative and sustainable solutions