Tag: Sustainability

New cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles.

Easyjet introduce uniform made from recycled plastic bottles

easyJet is rolling out a new uniform for its cabin crew and pilots made from approximately 45 recycled plastic bottles each. It is estimated that the new uniform will save around half a million plastic bottles going to waste each year. The innovative high-tech material was developed using renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint […]

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Plastic waste on a beach

We each eat one credit card of plastic each week! According to Sebastien Bazin the Chairman & CEO of Accor.  Last month 32 new signatories joined Accor and were added to The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, each committing to: Eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and items; Take action to move from single-use to reuse models or reusable alternatives; […]

The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021

The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021

Yesterday Belvera Partners published ‘The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021: sustainability reporting in B2B travel’s top 350 companies globally’, featuring expert advice and case studies from Amadeus and Hotelbeds. Worryingly, the report finds that over 80% of the top 350 companies in the B2B Travel space don’t have any kind of sustainability report in place. This shows the opportunities to gain a […]

IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity

Image of fire fighters fighting a wild fire

Drawing on the contents of over 14,000 research papers, 234 global scientists have produced the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report. The purpose of this report is to provide governing bodies, with the information they need to make decisions regarding climate change. The contents of this report will inform much of the discussions […]

Hotelbeds ‘Green Hotels Programme’.

In October 2020 Hotelbeds (the world’s largest B2B bedbank) launched their ‘Green Hotels Programme’. Adding a green filter to their portfolio of properties and enabling over 60,000 travel trade partners to easily identify sustainable options. We forecast that this will be another important factor in accelerating sustainable change in the hotel sector. The transparency it brings is […]

Farming the Penthouse to the Pavement.

The need to adopt sustainable practices is fuelling innovation in urban farming.  One of the most exciting projects we follow is Growing Underground, the world’s first underground farm! The futuristic farm is located 40 metres beneath the streets of Clapham in an abandoned air raid shelter. Employing hydroponics, the farm produces micro greens and salad […]

Shifting Consumer Trends are Driving Change

Shifting Consumer Trends are driving Change

“Nearly 1 in 3 consumers claimed to have stopped purchasing certain brands or products because they had ethical or sustainability related concerns about them” This is one of many insights included in a recent report from Deloitte, which looks at ‘How 2020 shaped consumers’ behaviours and attitudes to sustainability.   Shifting consumer behaviour is having a huge […]