Comité Régional du Tourisme de Bretagne Supports Sustainable Practices

Comité Régional du Tourisme de Bretagne Supports Sustainable Practices
September 20, 2017 Bradley Cox

The mission of the Regional Tourism Committee of Brittany (Comité Régional du Tourisme de Bretagne – CRTB) is to support the development and promotion of a sustainable tourism economy in Brittany.

The Comité Régional du Tourisme de Bretagne was first awarded Green Globe certification in 2012 and was recently recertified for the sixth consecutive year. The Green Globe certification acknowledges the Committee’s dedication to sustainable management and operations.

In line with its Environmental Policy the CRTB is committed to limiting its ecological impact. Its Sustainability Management Plan includes reductions in energy and water consumption, and minimizing the generation of waste produced at its premises. A comprehensive waste management plan is in place. CRTB uses Terra Cycle to recycle and up-cycle traditionally non-recyclable items such as writing instruments, coffee capsules and disposable fruit containers into a wide range of commonly used products. At the cafeteria used pens, highlighters and correctors are collected in a specially designated bin. Up to 95% of items are recycled and 5% up-cycled.

The CRTB strives to educate staff, guests and professionals members on environmental issues in order to improve its ecological footprint. The use of brochures outlining best practices, posters, coloured waste sorting bins and staff visits to Rennes Métropole, in particular to its a waste recycling centre, are some of the strategies used to raise awareness.

Offices and meeting rooms adhere to green principles. In 2016, 100% of paper purchased was certified European Ecolabel, 100% of the IT equipment is Energy Star certified and 50% of purchased office supplies were eco-labeled. The CRTB also prefers eco-friendly cleaning products. In addition, corporate gifts take sustainability criterion into account and include plastic cups made from seaweed/algae and bags created from scraps of fabric that would otherwise be discarded.

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Bradley Cox
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