Launched in 2018, the organisation Travel Without Plastic works with hotels and other tourism businesses looking to reduce plastic in their supply chains or go plastic-free. I spoke with their founder, Jo Hendrickx.
What difference does tourism make to our daily lives? We create memories and enable people to rest and unwind. These are important things, but of themselves, but can we do more. Can we help the visitors who come to our hotels and on our tours live better when they get back home?
A couple of exciting new stories about two upcoming hotels suggest the travel industry is beginning to wake up to the potential of the circular economy for tourism.
Using circular economy principles, we could create loyalty schemes that support sustainability and local enterprise
If we don’t look for ways to reuse this vast wealth of content to redesign our industry, then we are treating it as disposable waste rather than seeing how we can factor the information back in.
It’s time to stop seeing waste as just another environmental problem to be disposed off. We need to see it as a resource to be utlised.