If you have followed Save The Med’s work you might already be familiar with the Plastic Free Balearics Certification Programme which was launched in 2021 to help companies reduce their use of single use plastics. Now, the certification initiative launches a guide aimed at the hospitality sector which facilitates purchasing decisions with a lower environmental impact.
The launch of the new “Guide to Honest Alternatives to Single-use Plastics for the Hospitality Sector” coincides with the anniversary of the implementation of the Balearic Law 8/2019 on Waste and Contaminated Soils declared March 20 2021. The law bans the sale, distribution and use of single-use products such as disposable plates, cutlery, glasses, cups and food trays made of plastic, as well as plastic rings on six-packs of drinks.
“From our experience, the Waste Law has helped to remove many single-use plastics from the business supply chain. We recognise its positive impact, but Plastic Free Balearics wants to go further by encouraging companies operating in the hospitality sector to replace single-use plastics with reusable options,” says Myrto Pispini, the project coordinator.