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Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Covid-19 Responsible Recovery

 

 

The Recommendations are addressed to tourism stakeholders with the aim of supporting them to continue fighting plastic pollution during the COVID-19 recovery.  This document illustrates how reducing the plastic footprint, increasing the engagement of suppliers, working closer with waste service providers, and ensuring transparency on the actions taken, can significantly contribute to a responsible recovery of the tourism sector.

The document builds on the key concepts underlying the common vision for a circular economy for plastic, the One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector and the latest available guidance from the World Health Organizations (WHO), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and leading business associations. These recommendations should be seen as complementary to national and local regulations.

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The Recommendations are available in all official languages of the UN (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian)...

Check out the infographics (for businesses and for guests) which were developed by Booking.com as an additional resource to help support tourism businesses put the Recommendations into practice!