Tourism and the plastic free challenge
  • Room 605, Rolle Building, University of Plymouth

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Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges facing this generation and has in recent years received media attention. Since tourism is dependent on a quality environment, plastic pollution is of the upmost relevant to the industry and it is imperative that urgent action is taken to highlight the dangers that single-use plastics in particular pose to the environment in an attempt to encourage a wholesale change in behaviour.

'Tourism and the plastic free challenge' is the first Tourism Management Institute regional event to be held in Plymouth in conjunction with Destination Plymouth and Tourism and Hospitality (Plymouth Business School). Through a networking, key expert speaker and panel discussion format, the purpose of this event is to highlight and consider the various challenges that face the sector.


  • 18:00 - Arrival and networking
  • 18:30 - Presentations
  • 19:30 - Panel discussion


  • Professor Richard Thompson, University of Plymouth
  • Professor Sheela Agarwal, University of Plymouth
  • Roger Maslin, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth
  • Amanda Lumley, Destination Plymouth and TMI Vice President
  • Victoria Ward, MSc Tourism and Hospitality student
  • Jackie Young, Environment Plymouth, Plymouth


The event will be of interest to students, local tourism businesses, practitioners, academics and regional TMI members. Please register your place via the above link.

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