Saturday,  January 16, 2021  12:07 am

Goway combats plastic waste in South America with new sustainable initiative

Goway combats plastic waste in South America with new sustainable initiative

Goway has launched a new program aimed at reducing plastic waste in South America.

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Alongside government bodies, Goway is playing a key role in cutting back on single-use plastics (SUPs), aiming to get rid of plastic bottles.

With the backing of Travel Without Plastic, Goway is taking its own small steps to reduce the use of single use plastics when travelling in South America, supplying a complimentary, reusable metal water bottle for all clients when they travel in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

Goway has called on all its hotel partners to install water stations, to allow Goway guests and others to refill their reusable bottles with safe, clean filtered water. Many of Goway’s hotel partners already have this amenity in place, while others will have a year to implement the change.

All vehicles that service Goway transfers and tours will also be equipped with containers of fresh, filtered water, available to refill our complimentary reusable water bottles. On an average seven to 10-day trip, simply refilling water bottles, can save an estimated 40 single use plastic bottles. It’s a small step, but a step in the right direction, with a cumulative impact that can equal 60 000 bottles per year, just with Goway clients travelling to Peru, one of Goway’s and the region’s most popular destinations.

Goway is also supplying a small recyclable bag to collect any plastic waste clients may encounter on their daily activities. Collecting this plastic refuse is purely voluntary, but by doing so, Goway globetrotters can leave a positive impact on their destination. Their guide will then ensure their bag is properly disposed of at the end of each day.

Globetrotters can also send picture of themselves and their efforts to and tag it #trashtaggoway, where Goway will share the photo across its social media channels.

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