GABORONE, June 4 (Xinhua) -- A Botswanan ecotourism company announced Monday its plan to eliminate single-use plastics in its operations in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe by providing reusable bottles for guests.
Wilderness Safaris headquartered in Botswana's capital Gaborone pushed forward the environmental measures following action it took at home and in Rwanda. The company has camps and mobile safaris across eight African countries.
Decreasing the use of plastic remains a priority, especially plastic bottles, said Wilderness Safaris Group Sustainability Coordinator Warren Ozorio, adding the company is "currently also paying attention to food waste in our kitchens, and making efforts to produce smart and sustainable menus."
The project not only reduces wastes, but also addresses immense logistical challenges in areas where Wilderness Safaris camps are located, Ozorio said.
He also said the company's ultimate goal is to become completely plastic-free in all its operations.