Famed St. Lucia sister resorts join major corporations in pledging to reduce their environmental impact.
St. Lucia’s renowned sister resorts, Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet, have recently joined the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative.
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative acts as the tourism sector interface of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, which unites more than 450 businesses, governments, and other organizations to address plastic waste and pollution at its source with a goal of reducing the amount of new plastic that needs to be produced.
Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet join major hotel corporations such as Accor, Club Med, and Iberostar Group, in being among the first tourism companies to pledge their elimination of unnecessary plastics and promote a circularity in the use of necessary plastics.
As signatories of the initiative, the properties commit to eliminating the use of unnecessary plastics by 2025, selecting products made with recyclable materials as opposed to single-use plastics, innovating so all necessary plastics can be safely reused, recycled, or composted, and circulating necessary plastic items so they remain within the economy and out of the environment.
For more information on the Global Plastics Tourism Initiative, visit www.unenvironment. org. For more information on the resorts and their commitment to sustainability, visit www. jademountain.com and www.ansechastanet.com.