//ABTA launches plastics guidance

ABTA launches plastics guidance

Association launches resource for travel companies

ABTA has launched new guidance around the use of plastics, helping companies tackle their use of plastics and “develop, plan and monitor their approach to plastic and waste”.

The guidance, titled ‘Managing plastics: guidance for travel companies’, is available from today.

Nikki White, ABTA director of destinations & sustainability said: “While businesses are clearly putting plans in place, we also know that travel companies want to develop a long-term strategy in tackling the use of plastics, and are keen to make sure they aren’t introducing an approach which could have unintended consequences.

“ABTA’s new guidance will support travel businesses to develop a plastic waste strategy that takes these factors into account to ensure that all implications are considered. There are also other resources available to help businesses address plastic, including Travelife for accommodation, an international sustainability certification scheme, where its Members lead the way on waste reduction initiatives.”

The guidance will be free to ABTA Members via the Member Zone. Non-Members can purchase the guidance for £100 via the ABTA shop.

Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.