Hotel Best Practices in Resource Management for Plastic

Written byLaura Field

We’re seeing encouraging changes in the travel sector when it comes to resource management but we recognize that as an industry, there’s still a long way to go.

As part of our ongoing commitment to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the travel and hospitality sector, Regenerative Travel is producing a series of Best Practice Papers aimed to create an actionable knowledge base within the travel industry. In our first Best Practice Paper, we focus on Resource Management for Plastic.

We published this paper in partnership with Weeva, a digital sustainability management system designed for the tourism industry. The Weeva platform enables users to capture, consolidate and visualize their data, centralized and secured in the Cloud.

Eight million tons of plastics end up in the world’s oceans every year, and if current trends continue, our oceans are projected to contain more plastic than fish by 2050, with plastic accounting for 20% of the world’s total oil consumption by that same year.

We interviewed more than fifteen hoteliers and industry professionals leading the regenerative journey via plastic resource management and included their insights and learnings in our Best Practice Paper. In this paper we highlight the standout practices from Emboo River Camp in the Maasai Mara, Kenya whose team has completely eliminated single-use plastics from its operations. 

The paper features Emboo’s Learnings in a Nutshell as well as Practical Tips for Getting Started with advice from other Regenerative Hotels™ leading the way in eliminating single-use plastics. It is designed as a practical guide and toolkit for anyone wanting to improve their operations by reducing and ultimately eliminating their use of plastics. 

The paper is intended to act as a practical guide for hospitality professionals to be inspired to reduce their use of plastics and provides actionable tips for how to implement these changes. 

Download our Best Practice Paper today and start your journey towards eliminating single-use plastics in your operations. 


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