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    Guidance and staff training

    Information to Help Hotels to Reduce Plastic during COVID-19 

    Four page A4 guide. Find out how long the virus lasts on different surfaces, and how to keep safe without buying huge amounts of single-use plastic. 


    What you can do

    Read this brief guide and display it on your staff noticeboard.

    Top Tips and Guidance for Hotels

    Guidance for every part of the hotel. What you can do to keep guests safe and cut single-use plastic at the same time. Download our A4 guide, which you can print and display for staff or use as part of training.


    What you can do

    Pledge to tell all arriving guests about free water refills and where to find them.

    Plastic Free Hotel Training Toolkit to help hotels to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste created by hotel operations. You can use the toolkit as it is or adapt for your own organisation.
    Powerpoint presentation explaining the purpose of the project, and seting out some simple changes that can be made in all hotel departments to cut down on the use of plastic.

    What you can do

    Appoint a plastic-reduction ambassador from among staff, to champion good practice.

    Tell customers what you are doing

    Letter to guests to place in welcome packs or in rooms.
    Info sheet/poster template that you can edit to explain what the hotel is doing to cut down on plastic waste.

    What you can do

    Place one of the above in guest welcome packs.

    A3 poster about the project for your noticeboard.
    A4 poster about the project for your noticeboard.

    What you can do

    Display one of these posters in a public area or as a free-standing info sheet on your reception desk

    In bedrooms

    Sign to place in rooms to explain why you are only lining the bathroom bin

    Digital resources

    This animation explains why the project is necessary and gives information about the problem of plastic pollution.

    What you can do

    Show the animation on hotel lobby television screens or in guest rooms.

    What you can do

    Download the graphic opposite, fill in an action, save it as a jpeg. Repeat this for all the actions you are taking, then share one graphic per week on Facebook, tagging the Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free facebook page: www.facebook.com/SandSeaPlasticFree

    This graphic can be used on social media to tell customers and other businesses what you are doing to cut single-use plastic.

    These resources are designed as a guide for hotels and tourism businesses wishing to change procurement practices and staff behaviours. For more information, please email Panagiota Koutsofta at p.koutsofta@sandseaplasticfree.org

    Recycling at Fig Tree Bay

    To coincide with Mediterranean Coast Day, a new information board was unveiled for tourists and locals in Protaras area, in front of Fig Tree Bay.
    In parallel with the unveiling, students from the Gymnasio of Kokkinochorion Panou Ioannou and divers from Scuba Diving Support Center undertook a beach and sea clean-up.
    Pic of Paralimni beach sign_crop


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