The view outside my home office window today is icicles and snow on the branches of a pine tree. While that may sound idyllic for a Christmas card, by mid-February I'm daydreaming about warm sun and beaches.
Just don't expect to escape plastics sustainability issue once we're finally free to travel post-pandemic.
Club Med has announced that its "Bye Bye Plastics" program will see it ban single-use plastics at bars, restaurants and rooms by 2021. That includes straws, dishes and in-room amenities. Plastic bottles may be in use at some locations, but only using 100 percent recycled plastic, the resort company said.
"In the mountain villages of Europe [and] Africa, plastic water bottles are no longer available for hiking departures from the summer 2019 season. Water fountains, available in the resort, enable our teams to fill customers' [reusable] bottles," Club Med officials said.
In addition, the company has recycled PET from 200,000 bottles into textile for staff uniforms.