Six Senses pledges support for Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has become one of the first signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative. 

The scheme is being led by the UN Environment Programme and UN Tourism Organisation and will unites more than 450 businesses, governments and other organisations behind the common goal to address plastic waste and pollution.

The hotel group said it was keen to go “beyond banning single-use plastic” and instead aimed to be free of all plastics by 2022. 

The brand said it was aiming to remove 100% virgin plastic sourcing and planned to have zero waste to landfill as a goal for all Six Senses resorts.

It is continuing its policy of no single-use shampoo and amenity pottles, plastic water bottles and plastic straws.

It is also aiming to eliminate remaining unnecessary plastic packaging from rooms and bathrooms and service areas by 2022, as well as sourcing naturally compostable packing.

Six Senses will be working with its suppliers to avoid plastic packaging and to source plastic free alternative products.

Neil Jacobs, chief Executive of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, said: “The travel industry is growing at a rapid rate on a planet that has limited natural resources. 

“That means all hospitality leaders have a responsibility to stand up and be accountable for making a sustainable difference and achieving measurable results. 

“Our health and wellness ethos is around making our guests feel better inside and out, so it makes sense for our social and environmental policies to make them feel good about their choice of vacation and their impact on the ecosystems around them too.” 

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