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Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Tools & resources

Tools and resources for implementing the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

This repository of tools and resources aims at supporting the Signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative implementing their commitments on elimination of single-use plastics, introduction of reusable models, engagement and collaboration with value chain stakeholders, etc., as well as at enabling additional tourism businesses and organizations to take action on plastic pollution.

The tools and resources repository includes:

  • Guidelines for tourism businesses and destinations;
  • Guidelines that can be applied by tourism businesses and destinations;
  • Policy Recommendations to address plastics in tourism;
  • Broader reports with references to the tourism sector;
  • Reports on circular strategies to address plastic pollution;
  • Reports including plastic waste management insights;
  • Reports with information on plastic types and hotspots, and;
  • Reports on plastics legislation and regulations.

 

Guidelines for tourism businesses and destinations

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It aims to educate tourism stakeholders and provide evidence-based guidance for decision-making to address pollution from...

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Decision Trees providing practical recommendations for the management and elimination of the five most frequently polluting...

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About single-use plastics The increased use of single-use plastic items has become a global sustainability issue, greatly...

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In this context, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) undertook...

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To support the implementation of the signatories commitments to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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To support the implementation of the signatories commitments to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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This guide is designed to assist tour operators to reduce plastic waste in operations. We recognize there are many...

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To support the implementation of the signatories commitments to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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Main takeaways: • Reduce touch points where indirect contact with an infected person can happen • Remove unnecessary plastic...

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ACCOR 2018 COMMITMENT: Eliminate plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds by end 2019, and progressively replace other...

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The report Recommendations to the Saint Lucian Hospitality Sector for Alternatives to Single Use Plastic sets out the most...

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Growing plastic pollution negatively impacts travel and tourism, particularly near the beaches and oceans so important to...

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Every year, more than half a million tonnes of plastic waste end up in the Mediterranean Sea from the surrounding countries...

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Whether your restaurant is right on the beach or hundreds of miles from the coast, wind and rain inevitably sweep cups...

Guidelines that can be applied by tourism businesses and destinations

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The project is part of the ongoing cooperation on behavioural insights for policy-making within the UN One Planet network...

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The problems related to our reliance on plastic arewell known, ranging from particulate pollution to marine waste. This is...

Policy recommendations to address plastics in tourism

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From a Collective Vision to Recommendations for Action: G20 Tourism Ministers welcome the UNWTO Recommendations for the Transition to a Green Travel and Tourism Economy

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The One Planet Vision for the Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector is structured around six lines of action to guide...

Broader reports with references to the tourism sector

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Based on the findings from this study, WWF urges governments, industry, and citizens to take responsibility and jointly build...

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Plastic waste in our environment is a growing problem, and one that is rapidly becoming a crisis. It enters the ocean at a...

Reports on circular strategies to address plastic pollution

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In a circular economy, upstream innovation is about tracing a problem back to its root cause and tackling it there. It means...

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To support the implementation of the signatories commitments to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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This document provides an action-oriented strategy by identifying a core set of priority solutions to be implemented by...

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The publication has received great feedback from tourism stakeholders who have used it many times, they found the case...

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This report provides a new way of thinking about plastics as an effective global material flow aligned with the principles of...

Reports including plastic waste management insights

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Plastic is one of the world’s most-used materials. Technically sophisticated, lightweight and cheap, plastics suit a broad...

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This SIDS Waste Management Outlook promotes the involvement of multiple stakeholders as well as regional and sub-regional...

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By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01...

Reports with information on plastic types and hotspots

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To support the implementation of the signatories commitments to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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This report takes stock of the extent of knowledge on plastics in the marine environment. It provides a high-level summary of...

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This report provides a comprehensive global mapping of plastic losses to the environment throughout the plastic value chain...

Reports on plastics legislation and regulations

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• Plastic products designed to be used only once before they are disposed of, termed “single-use plastic products”, are...

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Plastic in the news has become a common occurrence, as global awareness about the material’s polluting impact on the...

The tools and resources listed in this repository have been curated by the Coordinating Team and developed by members and partner organizations.

Should you wish to submit additional resources, please contact us.