Neilson Active Holidays
When a large part of your holiday offer includes flotilla sailing and a range of other aquatic activities, the integrity of the marine environment that you depend on is a key area of responsibility. We are really proud to be working with Neilson Active Holidays and supporting them on their journey to reducing single-use plastic.
Neilson Active Holidays have been operating high quality yachting, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, kayaking and paddle-boarding holidays in pristine marine environments for 35 years and it is in all our interests to work to keep them that way, for now and for future generations.
Thanks to the “Blue Planet Effect” we are all very much aware that one of the biggest threats to the marine environment is plastic, particularly single-use plastic, so it would seem a simple enough task to reduce or even remove the amount we are consuming through our own operations. But nothing is ever that simple; we can remove plastic drinking glasses and replace plastic straws with paper ones. But what of micro-fibres? Microbeads? And are bio-plastics all they’re cracked up to be?
Neilson are excited to be involved in the roll-out of the Travel Without Plastic ‘Reduce Single-Use Toolkit’ which includes a comprehensive guide to the types of plastics we might be using in our hotels and accommodation, what the issues are with these products and lots of ideas and suggestions for possible alternatives.
Using this toolkit, we hope to be able to make big changes to the amount of plastic we consume while influencing our staff, customers, suppliers and communities to consider their use of this difficult material.