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Acacia Africa Helps To Combat Plastic Pollution In TanzaniaBy Siobhan Kindness, Acacia Adventure Holidays
The Tanzanian government has taken the decision to ban plastic bags (as of 01 June) and reduce the use of plastic. Keen to join the cause, Acacia Africa has signed up to help their local suppliers in a bid to limit the number of single use plastic bottles.
The Serengeti & Ngorongoro safari vehicles used by the tour operator are being fitted with new 20 litre water dispensers, each one filled with safe potable drinking water from Arusha.
Now, Acacia is asking agents to spread the message and urge travellers coming to Tanzania, to bring along their own refillable water bottles instead of buying plastic bottles locally.
If the operator has 100% of clients refilling, it will significantly reduce the use of waste and help to combat the threats associated with plastic pollution."
Always looking for imaginative ways to harness the power of social media, Acacia is also suggesting that anyone travelling to Tanzania should share bott-flies from their tour with the hashtag #Bringyourbottle to encourage other clients to do the same.
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