VANCOUVER, October 30, 2019 – PATA Canada Vancouver Capilano University Student Chapter has released the ninth episode of its podcast What in the World in Travel. Hosts Carma Chan and Shaun McGrath had the opportunity to talk to Sarah Rhodes, Founder of Plastic Free Southeast Asia, a social impact organization that focuses on stopping plastic pollution at the source.
Plastic Free Southeast Asia was founded by Sarah in 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and offers consultancy and workshops to help tourism organizations become more environmentally sustainable. Some of the topics discussed in this episode include consumer trends in plastic waste and challenges in sustainable tourism practices. Sarah also mentions Plastic Free July, which is a one-month challenge that promotes better habits around use of plastics.
Launched in September 2018, PATA Canada Vancouver Capilano University Student Chapter’s podcast features 30-minute interviews with travel professionals from around the world. Earlier this year the student chapter interviewed Bruce Poon Tip, the Founder of G Adventures and Planeterra, and best-selling author of Looptail. Other past guests include Dr. Chris Bottrill, Chairman of PATA and Chris Regel, Business Development Manager of Winnow Solutions. Upcoming episodes will feature guests such as Martin Heng, Accessible Travel Manager and Editorial Advisor at Lonely Planet, and Dr. Ingrid Suter, Communications and Policy Advisor at Asian Captive Elephant Standards. Episodes are released every month of the school year, totalling eight per calendar year.
What in The World in Travel is made possible through the ongoing support of Capilano University School of Tourism Management and the technical support of fellow classmates at the campus’ Capilano Radio Club. The podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music, and the Student Chapter’s website.
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