Six Senses Pledges to Become Plastic Free by 2022

Six Senses Pledges to Become Plastic Free by 2022

Thursday 20th of August 2020

Six Senses Pledges to Become Plastic Free by 2022

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is proud to announce that it has become one of the first signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the UN Environment Programme and UN World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Six Senses is taking its sustainability to the next level by aspiring to be completely plastic-free by the year of 2022 and not with the usual method of banning single-use plastic and unnecessary waste, but something way beyond.

Six Senses is committed to:

• Eliminating all plastics from its operations by the year 2022, prioritizing single-use plastics and going beyond that to remove 100 percent virgin plastic sourcing.

• Zero Waste to landfill as a general goal for all Six Senses resorts.

• Continuing its policy of no single-use shampoo and amenity bottles, plastic water bottles and plastic straws.

On signing Global Tourism Plastics initiative, Six Senses pledges to:

• Eliminating remaining unnecessary plastic packaging from rooms and bathrooms by 2022.

• Eliminating all unnecessary plastic packaging from service areas by 2022.

• Introducing more reusable solutions in kitchens and service areas to replace unnecessary plastic packaging and single-use packaging by 2022.

• Sourcing naturally compostable packaging and other materials where appropriate.

• Working with suppliers to source plastic free alternative products, and arrange packaging take-back programs wherever possible.

• Working with other hotels and industry partners to share best practices to help the industry move away from plastic.

• Sorting all waste materials and sending to offsite recycling where available

Neil Jacobs, chief executive officer of Six Senses stated that the travel industry is growing rapidly on a planet that has limited natural resources, which means that all hospitality leaders are accountable for making a sustainable difference and achieving measurable results. Six Senses believes that by taking serious action in a coordinated and determined manner on plastic pollution, the tourism sector can preserve and protect the places and wildlife, that make destinations worth visiting.