The Globus family of brands announced plans to increase sustainability efforts and reduce waste while also contributing to The Ocean Cleanup: A non-profit organization focused on ridding the world’s oceans of plastics.
As part of its increased sustainability efforts, the Globus family of brands – comprised of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways – is asking travellers to choose e-documents over printed travel itineraries, prior to their vacations. When they choose the eco-friendly option – eliminating paper and plastic use and waste – the Globus family will donate funds to The Ocean Cleanup to aid in their unprecedented efforts to clean-up the world’s oceans.
Over five trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies. The Ocean Cleanup has developed advanced technologies to eliminate plastics in our oceans. The non-profit organization has plans to cleanup 50 percent (50%) of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five (5) years.
“It’s never been more important for companies to take a role in cleaning up our planet while also reducing and recycling waste,” said Scott Nisbet, chief executive officer and president of the Globus family of brands. “Now, we’re asking our travellers to join us by favouring electronic travel documents over paper ones. When they do, our planet benefits.”
Understanding the environmental impact of plastics – beyond the world’s oceans – the Globus family of brands is also working diligently to eliminate single use plastics across operation. Systems in place and/or planned for this year include:
~ Using wooden stirrers for coffee.
~ Replacing plastic straws with 100 percent (100%) biodegradable straws.
~ Replacing plastic lids on to-go cups with compostable lids.
~ Providing guests with washable, fabric laundry bags in Avalon staterooms.
~ And offering refillable water bottles in each stateroom – and water stations throughout the ship.
A worldwide effort, the Globus family of brands has eliminated single-use plastics in offices across the globe. The company is working to eliminate them from tours – as well as river cruises – by the end of 2020.
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