Our series of member education on A Circular Economy has resulted in year 1 of the #SpaWasteNotChallenge
The challenge is open to all spas around the world.
Written for the Sustainable Spa Association by Stephanie Hodgson from MeetthefiveRs
|Spas around the world are invited to take part in our campaign to find a creative solution for one of their waste streams.|
Businesses of all kinds generate mountains of rubbish.
Spas rejuvenate our bodies and minds but our services should not be at the expense of the environment. Is our Spa Industry doing enough to minimise what we are sending to landfill.
We believe in the principles of a circular economy and at its core is the idea that nothing goes to waste. We have a vision for the spa industry where all our goods, materials, products and packaging remain in a closed loop so that we no longer take more than we need from our natural world and then pollute the environment with our waste..
One person’s waste is another’s treasure.
Let’s put that old adage into practice! We can find all kinds of ways for the output of our spas to become ‘food’ for other processes. We could even be supplying valuable material (ie our waste) to other local businesses at little to no cost to both. This could mean strengthening local economies whilst relieving the pressure that our businesses place on economic and natural systems.
Through our #SpaWasteNotChallenge, we hope to see:
|Creativity and ingenuity|
|Team-building within spas|
|Competitive spirit between spas around the world|
|A more unified industry through a common goal|
|Collaboration between our industry and others|
|Collective impact from a singular campaign|
Join in – It’s simple! Download the brief here