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Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean
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Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean

ORLANDO, FLA.—Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability has partnered with Las Vegas Sands to facilitate The Drop by Drop Project. A collaboration between Clean the World Foundation and initiative co-founder Sands, The Drop by Drop Project will reinvest capital from water stewardship efforts into three innovative projects supporting...

World Food Travel Association Supports UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
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World Food Travel Association Supports UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

LONDON—The World Food Travel Assn. (WFTA) announced that it has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, a project led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes...

Micro- and Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues
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Micro- and Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Plastic pollution of land, water and air is a global problem. Even when plastic bags or water bottles break down to the point at which they are no longer an eyesore, tiny fragments can still contaminate the environment. Animals and humans can ingest the particles, with uncertain health consequences. Now, scientists report that...

Six Senses Joins Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to Become Plastic Free by 2022
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Six Senses Joins Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to Become Plastic Free by 2022

BANGKOK—Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announced that it has become one of the first signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the UN Environment Programme and UN World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Environmental and social responsibility is at the heart of Six Senses. In a shared world of...

First Zleep Hotel Planned for 2023 in Switzerland
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First Zleep Hotel Planned for 2023 in Switzerland

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY—Deutsche Hospitality’s young Danish economy brand Zleep Hotels is to launch in Switzerland. Construction work on the new build Zleep Hotel Zurich Kloten is scheduled for completion in 2023. The hotel will be located in a new quarter near to Zurich Airport, which will also be home to a restaurant, retail outlets...

Tourism Continues Action on Plastic Pollution
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Tourism Continues Action on Plastic Pollution

MADRID—A new set of recommendations published outline how the global tourism sector can continue in its fight against plastic pollution while effectively facing the public health and hygiene challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing pandemic has hit the tourism sector hard, putting more than 100 million jobs at risk. Now, as countries begin to...

Six Senses’ Jeffery Smith Elevates Company’s Sustainability Standards
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Six Senses’ Jeffery Smith Elevates Company’s Sustainability Standards

Name: Jeffery SmithTitle: Vice President SustainabilityCompany: Six Senses Hotels Resorts SpasYears in Current Position: Two Years, Six MonthsPrimary Responsibilities: Managing operational impacts across 18 hotels and 32 spas, while supporting sustainable development for a pipeline of projects that grows the brand to touch on six continents.Organization’s most significant accomplishment in global corporate responsibility: “We eliminated...

GBCI Announces Safety First Pilot Credits for SITES and TRUE Rating Systems
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GBCI Announces Safety First Pilot Credits for SITES and TRUE Rating Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, announced the release of Safety First pilot credits for its SITES and TRUE rating systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new credits enable projects committed to sustainable landscape development and those pursuing zero waste goals to maintain...

Hersha Hotels and Resorts Releases 2019 Sustainability Report
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Hersha Hotels and Resorts Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

HARRISBURG, PA.—Hersha Hotels and Resorts (Hersha Hospitality Trust) has released its 2019 Hersha EarthView Sustainability Report. The 35-page report summarizes Hersha’s 2019 impact and the strides it has made in its environmental, social, and governance efforts towards a more sustainable, connected, and inclusive world. For those of you not familiar with Hersha, a Real Estate...