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Aggressor Adventures Launches Innovative “Tracking Our Trash” Program Ahead of Recycling Day

November 11, 2021 GMT

AUGUSTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 11, 2021--

Aggressor Adventures® today announces a new conservation program, “Tracking Our Trash,” as a part of its Green the Fleet initiative in honor of Recycling Day (November 15). Tracking Our Trash will support Aggressor’s ongoing efforts for optimal sustainability by offering a better understanding of where the trash and recycling from Aggressor destinations goes and how it is handled.

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Recognizing that some of the company’s more remote locations may have a more challenging recycling and trash disposal process, Aggressor will work with local communities at disposal and collection sites for a better understanding of the processes and limitations. In turn, this knowledge will then help inform and improve future operational decisions with conservation in mind.

“When we throw something away there is really no ‘away.’ We do want to minimize our impact as much as possible, though,” says Samantha Whitcraft, Director of Conservation & Outreach at Aggressor Adventures. “Knowing how local facilities work and what would be most helpful for them will be incredibly helpful as we adjust our operations toward optimal sustainability.”

Beginning in 2022, Aggressor’s destinations will work with local communities to learn where trash and recyclables go and how they’re used. From there, trash and recycle practices by guests and crew members will be evaluated and adjusted as needed.

“Having a better understanding of the recycling process at each destination and the trash we produce will help us improve our decisions and actions while traveling,” says Wayne Brown, CEO of Aggressor Adventures. “If we focus on keeping our beautiful destinations clean, we can offer a better travel experience to our customers.”

Sustainable Travel

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Travelers are becoming increasingly more considerate of how sustainable their travels should be. A recent study found that between 2015-2018, 60% of U.S. travelers reported taking a “sustainable” trip because they recognize their own responsibility to ensure their visit does not cause harm to the places they visit. Additionally, a 2016 study by Sustainable Travel International and Mandala Research revealed that eco-tourists tend to stay longer, spend more, and believe they have a responsibility to respect their destination.

About Aggressor Adventures

Since 1984, Aggressor Adventures ® has offered travelers liveaboard scuba and snorkeling charters, luxury river cruises and exotic wildlife safaris. Worldwide locations the company explores include Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Galapagos, Hawaii, Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Philippines, Palau, Red Sea, Roatan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, and Turks and Caicos. The company’s Clean, Refresh, Sanitize safety standards are industry leading. For more information, visit www.aggressor.com or call (800) 348-2628 or (706) 993-2531.

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CONTACT: For media inquiries or photos, contact:

Anne Hasson

Aggressor Adventures®

anne@aggressor.com

(800) 348-2628 or (706) 993-2531

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