This Earth Day, we have partnered with the Green Spa Network members in their efforts to reduce their plastic footprint. By eliminating toxins in their skin care products and in their spa’s environment, green spas provide a healthier experience. Eliminating plastic pollution from the green spa experience is a natural next step. Teaming up with the Green Spa Network, the Plastic Pollution Coalition is thrilled to announce the first-ever GSN Plastic Reduction Challenge, which begins on April 22, 2012.
The contest encourages day spas, destination resorts, and companies that produce spa-related products to enter a contest to limit their plastic waste. The contest involves five easy steps:
- Auditing current plastic usage.
- Creating plans to replace disposable plastic items
- Measuring the economic benefit of reusable products
- Tracking progress and reporting through social media
- Submitting final results to GSN judge panel by March 31, 2013
There are many ways that these destinations and companies can reduce their plastic footprint, such as switching to reusable glass bottles and cups and using paper garbage bags. Watch the Green Spa Network web site for more information about how you can encourage your favorite participating spa or products manufacturer to participate.
We are excited to see the results of the contest!