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Club Méditerranée

Club Med, the all-inclusive pioneer and market leader with over 68 resorts worldwide, has been welcoming guests since 1950. Different measures to ban single-use plastic objects, reduce food waste and combat animal abuse in tourism were implemented by the Group.
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Signatory
Club Med offers vacations that combine sports with nature and the outdoors in a relaxed and informal setting on five continents. These resorts do not only offer food and accommodation but also a whole host of events and activities incorporating sports, wellbeing, and entertainment.
Since 1950, Club Med intends to develop a more sustainable – thus a more desirable tourism – through its programme “Happy to Care”. In 2018, the Group launched its "Bye-Bye Plastics" program, which aims to ban most of single-use plastic products from bars, restaurants and rooms by 2021.  

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In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Club Med commits to:

  • In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Club Med commits to: 
  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and/or items from food and drink services by 2020, in particular straws, cups, cutlery, plates and miscellaneous disposable plastic containers 
  • Removing the plastic packaging from amenities accessories (slippers, dental kits, manicure sets, sewing kits, shaving kits, pumice, shoe mitts, shoeshine, shower caps, cotton buds, cotton pads, net sponges, refreshing towels, vanity kits, combs, and bath salts) from bathrooms by 2021, 
  • Removing plastic items (cups, stirrers, slippers, laundry bags, and garbage bags) from rooms by 2021.  
  • Carrying out an on-site study of homogeneity of practices by geographical area to identify priority areas for reducing plastic consumption 
  • Increasing the use of reusable cups, cutlery, plates, bottles, and containers in food and drink services by 2025 
  • Introducing amenities in large packaging and reusable alternatives in bathrooms by 2021 
  • Working with stakeholders to review the nature and quality of plastics used to date and implement improvements in the identified areas. 
  • 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.  
  • Taking action to increase the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025. 
  • Collaborating with others and investing in collection and segregation of recyclable and organic materials in their facilities to help increase recycling and composting rates in practice




Knowledge items


respect of animal welfare This commitment is consistent with the more general one on "animal welfare", such as that on...


Finding that in some cases local supply was inadequate to meet its resorts' demand for fresh produce, Club Med decided to...