Benefits of plastic waste management
The less plastic waste your business produce the less has to be stored and disposed of, the more money can be saved and in addition it helps improving the image and sustainability commitment seen by guests, especially by those being particular sensitive to waste in their holiday destination.
Managing your plastic waste in an effective and environmentally safe way has several benefits and purposes
PROTECTION OF NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
Plastic waste that is just thrown away or dumped in nature contaminates the environment, ruins landscapes and threatens the habitats of plants and animals.
PROTECTION OF PEOPLE’S HEALTH
Plastics don’t decompose in the same way as organic material, the decomposition takes much longer and even then, they simply degrade into smaller pieces (microplastic) which contain toxins. These ultimately end up in our food chain via plankton and fish.
The plastic pieces containing toxins also contaminate water sources and other fragile ecosystems and thus the plants and animals living in these ecosystems.
COMPLYING WITH LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
In most countries businesses are legally obliged to effectively manage and dispose of their (plastic) waste. Failing to do so can result in huge fines.
MAINTAINING QUALITY AND ATTRACTIVENESS OF DESTINATIONS
Some places might be of less interest to tourists due to littering. Avoiding dumping plastic items in nature can maintain the beauty of the landscapes.
Some types of plastic have a high recovery and recyclability rate, meaning that new plastic products can be made of recycled plastic when sorted properly, making these products cheaper as it also reduces the pressure put on natural resources.