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Globus Joins Global Fight Against Plastic Pollution

You're probably aware of the mammoth issue our planet is facing in regards to plastic pollution right now, so it's important to celebrate environmental wins, such as Globus family of brands becoming a signatory for the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative.

You’re probably aware of the mammoth issue our planet is facing in regards to plastic pollution right now, so it’s important to celebrate environmental wins, such as Globus family of brands becoming a signatory for the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative.

Last week, Globus family of brands took the pledge and became 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.

“This new partnership with Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is a part of our broader commitment to sustainable travel practices,” said Gai Tyrrell, managing director Australasia of Globus family of brands.

“We have been fortunate to share the world with travellers of all walks of life for over 90 years and it’s our responsibility to protect the people and the places we visit – and cherish – around the world.”

Gai Tyrrell, managing director Australasia of Globus family of brands

“From our corporate offices to our ships; coaches to hospitality partnerships, we’re taking our sustainable travel commitment to new heights each and every year.”

The Ocean Cleanup

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The Ocean Cleanup

As part of the company’s sustainability efforts, Globus family of brands also renewed its partnership with The Ocean CleanupA 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 organisation 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).

Leading the way in Sustainable travel

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

  1. 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.
  2. Social: The people and communities who call travel destinations home are very generous in sharing their cultures with travellers. It’s important for Globus family of brands to return the favour by supporting local communities, boosting economies and improving the individual lives within them through responsible tourism.

For more information about the company’s sustainable travel practices, visit Globus Cares.