MITSIS HOTELS COLLABORATES WITH WWF
Mitsis Hotels is forming task forces responsible for managing food waste and developing strategies for food waste reduction. We are establishing appropriate systems for sorting and measuring waste, aiming to monitor the effectiveness of our efforts and recognise the work of team members. Mitsis Hotels employees are extensively trained on their potential contribution in minimising food waste and their role in preventing it. The utilisation of organic residue and food donation programs are also implemented.
At the same time, the innovative volunteer coastal pollution monitoring programme ‘Adopt A Beach’ aims to raise awareness for the reduction of single-use plastic, collect data on plastic-coastal pollution and create an effective open database.
According to WWF, over 11,500 tons of plastic waste end up annually in the Greek seas. Unless immediate action is taken, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. Globally, more and more people are taking necessary actions to address the issue; however, data on plastic pollution on Greek beaches are still largely incomplete. Gaining knowledge on the volume, composition, origin and seasonality of marine debris is imperative for both further research and law reform.
Mitsis Hotels is forming task forces responsible for intensively monitoring, recording and cleaning our Group’s 9 Blue Flag-awarded beaches in Crete, Kamena Vourla, Kos and Rhodes, following all relevant protocols. Data collected is entered on the programme’s website and is publicly available.
We are thankful to our wonderful guests and team members for sharing and supporting our green philosophy.