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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Encouraging tourists to stop using plastic water bottles

The campaign to bring in bottle deposits is gathering momentum:
Futures Forum: "Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans" >>> Surfers Against Sewage to deliver petition to Parliament tomorrow
Futures Forum: "Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans" >>> consultations, campaigns, petitions

And it's not just in the UK.

Here is a comment received earlier this month on what's happening in the tourist industry in Kenya:

1 comment:

Carol Smith said...
It is now changing. Tour Operator in Kenya just announced it will stop offering its clients [tourists] free bottled water and will instead insist that tourists bring along their refillable plastic water bottles and in turn the company will supply water from 20 liter containers placed in the vehicle.

https://www.facebook.com/ShoorSafaris

http://www.prunderground.com/shoor-safaris-stops-offering-plastic-bottled-water-on-its-kenya-safari-holidays/00106131/


Futures Forum: "Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans" >>> Surfers Against Sewage to deliver petition to Parliament tomorrow

The industry is showing initiative:
A great new initiative for the tourism... - Word of Mouth Kenya | Facebook
Embracing the Plastic Bags Ban for Tourism Facilities – Ecotourism Kenya

As is the government in Kenya:
Ministry bans plastic bottles from park, forest - Daily Nation

Meanwhile, in the rest of the world...

In the UK, it's back to water fountains:
Calls for more water fountains to stop people using plastic bottles | Metro News

It's happening in other parts of Africa:
The issue of plastic water bottles on safari and our need to protect wildlife from human impact

In South East Asia, the pressure is mounting:
​Here's how this campaign aims to stop millions of plastic bottles entering Cambodia's landfills | 1 Million Women

But meanwhile in the US, it's managed to become highly politicised:
That National Park Water Bottle Ban Trump Killed? It Was Working - adventure journal
Plastic Water Bottle Policy at Some National Parks Was Revoked by Trump Administration | Teen Vogue

Finally, here's some good advice on how to make it happen:
Tapping into a Successful Reusable Water Bottle Campaign
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