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Family-friendly resort in Mallorca goes one step ahead of the the 2021 plastic ban replacing more than 7 million plastic items
28 February 2019 @ 13:08

All-inclusive holiday specialist Club Mac Alcudia is going green and ditching plastic at its Majorcan base. Aiming to get one step ahead of the 2021 plastic ban. Club Mac Alcudia has already taken the initiative to protect the environment now, and not wait for the ban to kick in.


The resort, popular with UK families and people from all over the world, has pledged to replace more than seven million items with environmentally friendly options, with immediate effect.

Plans include swapping traditional, one-use plastic glasses for re-usable and cardboard options, limiting the use of plastic drinking straws and switching plastic for paper packaging as part of an ongoing commitment to reducing Club Mac Alcudia’s environmental impact. Other items, including plastic cutlery, will be replaced with wooden and sugar-cane versions in a move that will see 7,400,400 individual pieces of plastic saved from becoming waste.

As Club Mac’s CRM and E-Commerce Manager, Eva Monserrat Llompart explains: “We’re very happy to announce we’re going green in 2019 – and beyond. The environmental impact of Club MAC is important to us
all, and we know it’s something that our guests care about too. Thousands of holidaymakers visit us every year and as well as working hard to ensure that their holidays are as much fun as possible we want them to know that we care about our impact on the environment too. Our ‘going green’ focus is mainly on removing plastic from our products 
and off the resort completely. Club Mac Alcudia takes its position within a conservation area seriously, and we hope to make a real
inroad into the environmental impact of our resort.”

This is what they have done:

27,600 Club MAC t-shirts Changed plastic packaging to paper
13,000 plastic bags Eliminated
8,000 plastic spoons Swapped for wooden spoons
104,000 plastic coffee spoons Changed to wooden spoons
177,500 plastic coffee stirrers
Substituted for wooden stirrers
114,000 plastic knives Swapped for wooden knives
1,540,000 plastic straws Eliminated apart from for slushies
77,200 foam plates Swapped for sugarcane plates
187,508 plastic plates Eliminated
62,000 plastic forks Swapped for wooden forks
459,000 foam glasses Swapped for recyclable cardboard glasses
541,336 plastic beer glasses Eliminated
1,847,484 clear plastic glasses Eliminated
1,500 clear tube plastic glasses Eliminated
2,175,000 clear plastic glasses Swapped for Macky recyclable cardboard cups

Situated in Port d’Alcudia, on the north coast of Majorca, and just 900 metres from the beach, Club Mac Alcudia offers guests use of a sprawling 10,000 square metre estate. Boasting eight pools, a water park, two natural lakes - that form part of the S’Albufera wetlands - and entertainment options, it has been a popular choice with British holidaymakers for 30 years.


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DJF42 said:
22 June 2019 @ 08:20

It is an inspiring commitment towards the elimination of plastic but I have to wonder what have they done with all the plastic items.
What actually happens to recycled plastic and why isn't this information published for the general public, it might encourage more recycling.

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