Imagine sitting next to an aqua blue ocean and watching a garbage truck arrive and dump a load of plastic into the sea. Are you outraged at the thought? The reality is that 10 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans annually … that’s a garbage truck load every minute. International environmentalists predict that if we don’t act now, by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than there are fish.
As consumers, we produce over 380 million tons of plastic every year, 50% of which is used once and then thrown away and only 9% recycled. Plastic is having a negative impact on our wildlife, our plants and our natural habitats.
This month is [Plastic Free July] with the theme: ‘Be part of the solution.’ We are pleased to announce that we are trailblazing to find sustainable solutions to reducing, recycling and repurposing plastic at all our properties. We pledge to be part of the plastic solution by permanently removing guest facing, single-use plastic by the end of this year.