Last year over 100 companies took part, in 22 countries, gathering up over 600 bags of rubbish (and therefore preventing it from entering the oceans and harming wildlife)!
“We’re delighted to have Travelife as a partner for the Make Holidays Greener campaign,” said Salli Felton, Chief Executive of the Travel Foundation. “The campaign looks set to be even bigger and better than last year.”
The global community is waking up to the issue of litter entering the oceans. If current trends continue then by 2025 there will be one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish in the ocean.
Plastic never biodegrades, it just breaks into smaller pieces. In this form it is at its most dangerous, as small fish gobble up the microparticles and it works its way up the food chain.
The Big Holiday Beach Clean-up is an opportunity for the travel industry to do something positive about this issue and help keep it on the agenda. Getting involved in the campaign is a great way to show your customers and staff that you care, and to highlight your green credentials.
Companies can support the campaign by organising a beach clean during or before July and by sharing their stories on Facebook and Twitter, using #greenerhols.
Please visit www.makeholidaysgreener.org.uk for a range of free resources, including how to organise a beach cleanup and top tips for customers.