The Balearic local government and the non-government organisations “Futouris” and „Save the Med“ have announced a collaboration for reducing plastic on the Balearic Islands. The collaboration aims to commonly develop strategies and use synergies in the fight against plastic. The agreement was signed during the ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest travel tradeshows.
The cooperating partners plan to measure and analyse plastic waste in order to identify potential for waste-reduction. In addition, hotels will be supported in implementing measures to reduce the use of single-use items or replace them with more sustainable alternatives. In order to accelerate innovation on the topic, a network of stakeholders in the tourism industry is to be created that helps enhances collaboration towards new solutions.