Moderating the Panel “Stopping the Flood of Plastic”

The GSTC 2019 Global Conference “Navigating the Way Forward in Sustainable Tourism” took place at Terceira Island, Azores on December 4-7.

Nicola Koschel had the honor of moderating a WWF-panel called “Stopping the Flood of Plastic”. 

“Travelers are suddenly reducing their use of plastic straws, but how do we as an industry go bigger and deeper and more quickly in reducing all single-use plastic materials? We need to reduce plastics quickly due to the environmental impacts and the surging levels of awareness and concern by travelers. WWF has recently research on how to reduce plastics in tourism, and will present key findings from that research and draw from an expert panel to present methods for putting reduction into practice.”

Keynote: Martina von Münchhausen, Programme Manager Sustainable Tourism at WWF


  • Rachel McCaffery, Director of Travel Without Plastic
  • Christian Schröder, Quality and Sustainability Manager at Wikinger Reisen
  • Nguyen Dieu Thuy, Programme Coordinator – Oceans at WWF Vietnam
  • Peimin Lin, Supervisor at Taiwan Coral Island Association

Recordings of the conference’s sessions can be found on the GSTC Facebook page and GSTC Youtube channel. For more information about the conference please click here.

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