I pledge to: Fight waste
We can all do our bit to fight waste on holiday by remembering to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’. When packing for your holiday, leave your rubbish at home by removing excess packaging on items like toiletries.
Where possible, reuse items rather than buying new ones, and always recycle using the facilities available. Never leave rubbish on the street or in the ocean and remember, buying gifts and food from local suppliers can also help reduce packaging waste.
Plastic is a particular concern because it is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean every year and it takes centuries to break down. There are many simple ways you can cut plastic on holiday, including using a reusable bag and avoiding plastic straws. A lightweight reusable bag won’t take up much space in your suitcase and can be used for a number of things – such as trips to the beach and to the local shops.
You can also take part in a holiday clean-up such as a beach or park clean. Organise your own or ask your travel provider for details.