Actually, the use of disposable tableware is being reduced. Thanks to a progressive plan, we have started cutting down all plastic straws at our bars. Then we will suppress the disposable plastic cups at 4 of our hotels, cups that will be replaced by sturdy and reusable propylene cups. Finally, all the plastic plates will be suppressed and replaced by more sustainable alternatives.
Furthermore, during this year, Globales will achieve the Travelife Gold Certification for 21 of its hotels. Travelife is an international sustainability certification system that helps its members to improve their sustainability, assess them, and certify their improvement and meet the Travelife criteria.
Our hotel Globales Playa Estepona actually holds this certification, and during this year we will achieve the certification for the following hotels:
Globales Santa Ponsa Park, Globales Playa Santa Ponsa, Globales Pionero, Globales Santa Lucía, Globales Palmanova, Globales Samoa, Globales Almirante Farragut, Globales Lord Nelson, Globales Mediterrani, Globales Cala'n Blanes, Globales Binimar Apartments, Globales Tamaimo Tropical, Globales Bouganvilla, Globales Cortijo Blanco, Globales Pueblo Andaluz, Globales Mimosa, Globales Palmanova Palace, Globales América, Globales Condes de Alcudia, Globales Montemar Apartments and Globales Verdemar Apartments.
In line with these measures and activities, on 21 June, Hoteles Globales organized a beach cleaning activity in Son Matías beach, Palmanova. This activity took place with the participation of our staff, from our head office as well as from many establishments on the island. Hoteles Globales provided them with everything necessary in order to carry out the cleaning, such as t-shirts, rubber gloves and biodegradable plastic bags, appropriate for the separation of waste.
It was a very positive experience, during which more than 20 kilos of waste were picked up between plastics, containers, paper, glass, and organic matter, and many tourists and locals spontaneously approached the participants to offer their cooperation.
Due to the excellent results of the initiative, Hoteles Globales will add this type of actions to the rest of measures it practices in order to protect the environment.