Ocean Recovery Alliancebecomes a signatory of the UNEP Global Tourism Pllastics Initiative

Ocean Recovery Alliance and its Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) program, is proud to be a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.





“The tourism industry is a significant information vector, education opportunity and engagement network for reducing plastic pollution at scale, both via the operations of the participants, and in beautifying the communities they serve, so we are excited to be sharing our PDP methodology with companies who are on the road to greatly reducing their plastic footprints,” said Douglas Woodring, Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance and the PDP.


As a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, we endorse the common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution. We commit to eliminate the plastic items we don’t need; innovate so all plastics we do need are designed to be safely reused, recycled, or composted; and circulate everything we use to keep it in the economy and out of the environment.


In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Ocean Recovery Alliance commits to:

  • Encouraging our affiliated organisations and businesses or partners to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and providing a number of services, programs and knowledge which the tourism sector can benefit from.

  • Advising and guiding affiliated organisations and businesses or partners to better manage plastics in their operations through practices, criteria, standards and/or policies, and support them to implement their commitments to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative when applicable, by pursuing the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) which is a tool for the tourism sector to use in order to reduce the plastic footprints and waste impacts of its constituents and the communities they work in.

  • Sharing success stories, case studies and examples, when approved by the party in focus, on social media, its websites and speaking about their engagements on the topic.

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Global Tourism Initiative Press Release July 2021
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