Plastic free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be a part of the solution to plastic pollution. In celebration of these efforts around the world we are proud to be doing our bit in the Paddington community to ensure that the future of hospitality is one that no longer puts the health of our planet at risk.
The plastic free July initiative provides resources and inspiration to help millions of people around the world reduce the volumes of single use plastic that we use at home at school and in hotels. Housekeeping in hotels for example shows just how easy it can be to throw away sometime unused items and replace them ahead of the next arrival.
On average, we send over 320, million tons of plastic to waste every year, which of its current trend is set to double by 2034. Our oceans are most affected by this tragedy as every day we send over 8 million pieces of plastic to float in the oceans, endangering local habitats, polluting our water, and creating an even greater problem than we are already facing for the future.
If you watched one of our recent interviews you will remember that we are already making a conscious effort to reduce the amount of single use plastic in our hotel and make the most of the recycling facilities available during our operations. As we have learnt from the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest way to make an impact is for everybody to understand that no matter how small your contribution, if we all act in the best interests of each other we can make great things happen.
We want our next generation to grow up in the world that is filled with wildlife and natural beauty that is not plagued by the decisions of past generations. We have the opportunity to learn how we can sustainably create a bright future so that the beauty of exploring our world is not lost.
If you are interested in taking up this challenge, find out more via the Plastic Free July website and sign up today 👉 https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/.
Written by Jon Orrells