The announcement came during the ‘Wadden Plasticvrij’ conference
Translated by Thomas Ansell
All ‘horeca’ on the Wadden island of Terschelling will be plastic-free by 2025. Plans include stopping using single-use plastics, and also using less plastic ‘behind the scenes’; in kitchens and facilities departments. As reported by the Omrop Fryslân.
But, it’s not always as simple as that, says hostel manager Albert Wiegman of Stayokay, since various outlets on the island won’t be completely prepared for a plastic-free future. This will be kept in mind when deciding any new suggestions or regulations.
The conference ‘Wadden Plasticvrij’ was organised by a mixture of local residents and business owners, who are busy finding ways to make lessen the impact of plastic waste on the archipelago. There has been extra impetus behind the group since the MSC Zoe disaster.
Aside from the vow taken by the island’s outlets, there was talk about how to turn plastic litter into slightly more useful items, and a discussion on how to make recreational visitors aware of their potential environmental impact. Recreational visitors often have little idea of the role they play in creating litter on the islands.
The Rijkswaterstaat, who also worked on the conference, would like to develop the ideas that came out of it.
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