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Geyra - Gerês Nature Home

Geyra - Gerês Nature Home is an accommodation provider operating in Portugal. Their mission is to create sustainable tourism with a low impact on their activity. They seek to educate their customers on important behaviors to adopt in their daily lives. Several measures have been implemented to reduce plastic consumption. The baker delivers the bread in reusable cloth bags. Laundry does not use single-use plastic. Some products are left for guests in the kitchen in glass jars. Hygiene products are not disposable for single use.

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In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Geyra - Gerês Nature Home commits to:
  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary containers for cleaning products from their bathrooms by 2022;
  • Taking action to eliminate the problematic or unnecessary single-portion or single-serving packaging from their logistics by 2022;
  • Eliminating plastic packaging, plastic items, single-portion or single-serving packaging, and containers for cleaning products from their cleaning services by 2023;
  • Influencing other nearby businesses to reduce plastic consumption;
  • Taking action to introduce reuse models or reusable alternatives for plastic packaging and plastic items in their logistics by 2022;
  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace containers for cleaning products in their cleaning services by 2023;
  • Engaging suppliers, regulators, and business associations to provide data on recyclability and composability of plastic packaging to facilitate the move towards 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025;
  • Developing a 2025 target on % of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable;
  • Increasing the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025 by engaging suppliers, regulators, and business associations;
  • Establishing a target and procurement criteria on % of recycled content in packaging and items by 2025;
  • Collaborating and investing to increase the recycling and composting rates for plastics through implementing proper training and engagement of waste service providers;
  • Reporting publicly and annually on the progress made towards these targets;
  • Reporting estimated weight (metric tonnes) of plastics purchased/procured.