Plastic reduction and sustainability in the hospitality sector

September 13, 2019
Plastic reduction and sustainability in the hospitality sector

The event aims to raise awareness and promote a dialogue between citizens, hoteliers and municipal institutions on the sustainability of Venetian hotel sector. The goal is to respond to the global emergency related to the uncontrolled use and consequent abandonment of plastics in the surrounding environment and the need to put in place solutions to reduce and eliminate its use, as required by the recent European directive and by the decisions of the city council of Venice.

The meeting takes place on September 20 at the Hotel Ca’ Sagredo inside the iconic fourteenth-century Morosini Sagredo Palace, on the Grand Canal. The space, kindly made available by AVA, will host as speakers, Venetian hoteliers who have embarked on a path to implement best practices for the reduction of disposable plastics and for greater sustainability in the management of their hotels.

The debate will be enhanced with interesting preliminary data related to the sampling carried out in the waters of the Grand Canal, overlooking Ca ‘Sagredo and the port of Lido di Venezia with relative chemical analysis of the pollutants deriving from microplastics, conducted by the Technical and Technological Institute Montani in Fermo.

The vice president of Green Building Council Italy will close the program, introducing the significant role played by the new environmental sustainability certifications applied to historic buildings, with the relative impact also in the production and management of waste.

Venice Lagoon Plastic Free intends to create a common space accessible to every public and private actor, individual citizens, scientific and research bodies, as well as local associations to deepen, raise public awareness on the impact of plastic waste in the environment and on possible solutions within a wider context of sustainability applied to the economy, natural and cultural resources and common goods.