Thanks to David Attenborough and documentaries such as A Plastic Ocean, awareness of the environment and the disastrous effect human consumption is having on it is at an all time high. Articles specifically highlighting our plastic usage, and the adverse effect it is having on our oceans and their inhabitants, are regularly in the news. It is estimated that 480 billion plastic bottles were sold in 2016 - that’s over one million bottles a minute. Even more worryingly, 8 million tonnes of plastic currently ends up in the oceans each year. These oceans sustain life in many of the destinations we offer, yet the indestructible debris is causing harm to many marine animals and communities dependent on fishing.
As a company, we are trying to improve and reduce our own carbon footprint and take care of our planet as much as possible. We also love to work with hotels and lodges that are environmentally aware or sustainable. These are the luxury hotels that have great initiatives set up to help reduce plastic waste where possible and to encourage guests to be more considerate travellers.