The webinar discussed how destinations can assess and reduce plastic pollution by improving their planning and management.
29 October 2019
  • Sustainable Tourism
Addressing Plastic Pollution in Tourism Destinations

The original data from the webinar

DATE: 29 October 2019

TIME: 14.00 CEST

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

Plastic pollution is among the great environmental challenges of our time. With 95% of marine litter being composed of plastics and various tons of additional waste entering the ocean every minute, the risks and damage to biodiversity and ecosystems are unprecedented. Coastal environments are one of the main assets of tourism destinations and at the same time very vulnerable to uncontrolled littering. 

The latest webinar from the One Planet network Sustainable Tourism programme discussed how destinations can assess and reduce plastic pollution by improving their planning and management.  Interventions from the United Nations, government, and business associations gave participants a variety of perspectives, discussing how the tourism sector can become a catalyzer for change and present innovations solutions to addressing plastic pollution and marine litter. 

The objectives of the webinar were to:

  • Discuss how destinations can assess and reduce plastic pollution by improving their planning and management
  • Learn more about existing alternatives to plastic to revisit procurement strategies
  • Explore how the tourism sector can become a catalyzer for change and find innovative solutions to address plastic pollution and marine litter.

Panelists

  • Ignacio Sanchez Diaz, Resource Efficiency Programme Officer, UNEP
  • Carl Hunter, Chair of the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association Environmental Committee (SLHTA)
  • Saskia Pepping, Project Manager MVO Nederlands

Downoload full presentation from the webinar here.

Sustainable Tourism programme

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is a multi-stakeholder partnership that promotes knowledge sharing and networking opportunities to better implement sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector. It has the overall objective to enhance the sustainable development impacts of the tourism sector by 2030, by developing, promoting and scaling up sustainable consumption and production practices that boost the efficient use of natural resources while producing less waste and addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity.

Read more about the One Planet network Sustainable Tourism programme:https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/sustainable-tourism

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  • Sustainable Tourism
Netherlands, Saint Lucia
Webinar
Circularity, Climate Change, Plastics, Tourism