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Plastic Free Balearics certification eliminates nearly 94,000 plastic bottles
25th November 2021

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As part of the European Week for Waste Reduction, Plastic Free Balearics presented preliminary results revealing the impact of its first stage of certification, a seal of environmental quality that facilitates the reduction of single-use plastics among businesses operating in the hospitality sector across the four islands. It has assessed 44 companies to date, of which four are hotel chains, giving a total of 93 establishments. According to data released by the participating entities, this means that 93,818 plastic bottles have been eliminated, and 4,383 kg of plastic waste are projected to be removed from the supply chain.

New pilot program launched
21st June 2021

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The initiative, which has just launched its pilot phase, is now inviting all businesses across the islands’ hospitality industry to become Plastic Free Guardians and earn from 1 up to 5 stars, free-of-charge, to incentivise businesses in the hospitality industry to eliminate single-use plastics. Plastic Free Balearics aims to avoid any so-called “greenwashing” by providing certified businesses with a “Guide of Honest Alternatives” in order to help them to replace single-use products with less harmful ones, along with a personalised roadmap detailing the steps required to become plastic-free.

Balearic Waste Law
19th March 2021

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The Plastic Free Balearics certification welcomes the new bans set in place by the “Balearic Waste Law” and calls on the Government for regulations on bioplastics, to avoid fake solutions. The certification initiative goes beyond the new laws and aims to help business in the restaurant and hotel sectors of the Balearic Islands to eliminate single-use plastics, substituting them for more honest alternatives.

Plastic Free Balearics
25th November 2020

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The Mallorca-based Save the Med Foundation and IbizaPreservation have joined forces in Plastic Free Balearics, with the slogan “Four islands, one common goal”. Through this certification, the organisations hope to significantly increase the number of companies committed to reducing single-use plastics, as well as uniting all sectors - private, governmental and non-governmental - in the common goal of reducing the environmental impact generated by plastic pollution, which affects both the biodiversity of the islands and the health of its residents.