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Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) Ltd

Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd in Zanzibar/Tanzania is a social enterprise established for the purpose of turning Chumbe Island and its coral reefs into a fully managed internationally recognised nature reserve. Chumbe Island Coral Park has in 1992 created the World’s first privately managed Marine park and the first one fully financed through ecotourism. The overall aim of Chumbe Island Coral Park is to create a model of sustainable park management, where ecotourism supports nature conservation, research and Environmental Education programs for local schools and communities.
 
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Signatory
“Chumbe Island has eliminated single-use plastics from its operations since many years and implements a sustainable waste management policy. We are committed to mainstream our practices in the entire Zanzibar archipelago and actively educate and encourage communities, our guests, suppliers and other tourism stakeholders to take action to positively impact our value chain and the destination at a whole. Being a signatory of this important global initiative is crucial for us to raise awareness at large of the responsibility we have within the tourism industry to address this issue.”
-Sibylle Riedmiller, Director, Chumbe Island Coral Park

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Commitments:

In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Chumbe Island Coral Park commits to:

  • Eliminating from their food and drink services 100% of plastic packaging and items, single-portion or single-serving packaging, containers for cleaning products, and cling films by 2020
  • Eliminating from their service areas 100% of plastic packaging and items, single-portion or single-serving packaging, containers for cleaning products, and cling films by 2020
  • Eliminating from their kitchens plastic 100% of packaging and items, single-portion or single-serving packaging, containers for cleaning products, and cling films by 2020
  • Introduce reusable solutions in their food and drink services, kitchens, bathrooms and service areas to replace plastic packaging and items, single-portion or single-serving packaging and containers for cleaning products as well as cling films by 2020
  • Organising beach cleaning events with schools as part of the Environmental Education program
  • Engaging the value chain to provide data on recyclability and compostability of plastic packaging to facilitate the move towards 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.