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Globus Joins The Plastics Initiative

The Globus family of brands has become a signatory for the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, officially joining 45 other tourism partners to fight plastics pollution.

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative was created to unite the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution. By adopting a set of concrete and actionable commitments (by 2025), a group of tourism stakeholders can lead by example and shift towards circularity in the use of plastics.

Scott Nisbet, global chief executive officer for the Globus family of brands, observed that: “This new partnership with Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is a part of our broader commitment to sustainable travel practices. We have been fortunate to share the world with travellers of all walks of life for 90 years and it’s our responsibility to protect the people and the places we visit – and cherish – around the world. From our corporate offices to our ships; motorcoaches to hospitality partnerships, we’re taking our sustainable travel commitment to new heights each and every year.”

As part of the company’s sustainability efforts, the Globus family of brands also renewed its partnership with The Ocean Cleanup: A non-profit organization focused on ridding the world’s waterways of plastics.

Since this partnership began, The Ocean Cleanup has expanded its cleanup efforts beyond the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to include the source of the problem – the world’s rivers.

The non-profit organization also just unveiled the first product made with recycled plastic from the Garbage Patch: Sunglasses (available for purchase with 100% of proceeds going towards the continuation of cleanup).

The Globus family of brands is dedicated to making a difference across the globe in two key areas:

  • Environmental: With the philosophy of “take memories, leave only footprints,” the company strives to protect and preserve the extraordinary destinations visited for locals, wildlife and future travellers by finding meaningful ways to reduce the company’s environmental impact.
  • Social: The people and communities who call travel destinations home are very generous in sharing their cultures with travellers. It’s important for the Globus family of brands to return the favor by supporting local communities, boosting economies and improving the individual lives within them through responsible tourism.

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