Corporate Travel Management Firm Planet Pursuits Successfully Cuts Out Plastic Pollution with Sustainability Commitment

Corporate Travel Management Firm Planet Pursuits Successfully Cuts Out Plastic Pollution with Sustainability Commitment

A Wiltshire based company is tackling the challenge of plastic pollution head on with an ambitious commitment to go plastic free. Since launching the initiative in May, Planet Pursuits has taken numerous steps to cut back on the amount of plastic passing through its office where the environmentally conscious team helps businesses manage travel and events.

Prompted to take action after taking stock of how much plastic the team were recycling in a single week, the Planet Pursuits office has now been single use plastic free for six weeks. One of the first steps the business took was to purchase water bottles and a bag for life for each employee, eliminating throwaway water bottles and carrier bags. Continuing to go further, the brand is also refusing plastic promotional gifts from suppliers, revised its stationary policy, and purchased new kitchen facilities to encourage team lunches that do away with packaging.

As a business that’s committed to continuously improving its sustainability credentials, Planet Pursuits is also working with its supply chain to reduce the use of one time use plastic beyond its office. The brand works with a range of hospitality businesses, including hotels and travel firms, and has already influenced some of its largest suppliers to consider their plastic use too.

Millie Goodinson, Environmental Coordinator at Planet Pursuits, said, “Even though we are a small, growing business, it’s important to be aware of the environment and our footprint. As well as taking steps to limit the amount of plastic used at Planet Pursuits, we are doing our best to influence suppliers and clients too. As an agile company, we have the ability to be proactive and make positive changes quickly, leading to our plastic use dropping rapidly since the initiative began.

“Single use plastic is becoming an increasing concern for consumers and businesses alike. We hope that our initiative gives our partners and clients the confidence to know they’re working with a company that cares and takes positive environmental action or even inspire them to make a plastic commitment themselves.”

By leading the way on cutting plastic use, the team at Planet Pursuits hopes that travel and hotel suppliers will think about the unnecessary and wasteful materials used from promotional and marketing purposes, turning to environmentally friendly alternatives instead. The brand is taking steps to boost awareness by requesting that suppliers who wish to bring a gift to the office donate to its nominated charity, the Rainbow Trust for Children’s Charity, instead.

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