The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative requires tourism organizations to make a set of concrete and actionable commitments by 2025:
Its goal is to unite the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution and to enable businesses, governments and other tourism stakeholders to take concerted action, leading by example in the shift towards circularity in the use of plastic
Some improvements have to be done at the regional level, for example improving and developing the waste management structures including recycling facilities. At the tourism sector level, especially hospitality, some measures can be taken to contribute to this waste management plan.
The 2 main types of items to focus on when considering plastic waste in tourism are:
Actions on packaging will be seen in Module 9 “Redesigning Packaging”.