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Top reasons to cycle the backroads of Chile’s Lake & Volcano District

Here’s a list of the top reasons to cycle the backroads of Southern’s Chile is a must-do if you are a cycling enthusiast. Amity Tours,
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Climbing the Villarrica, Chile’s most active volcano

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to climb Chile’s most active volcano ? Find out why this experience is truly unique and a
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8 places to visit in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

The driest desert in the world offers a great variety of places to visit. With beautiful landscape composed of salt flats, natural hot springs and
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ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE

Amity Tours Challenge to become a
Zero Waste Company

As a company offering responsible tourism in the Lake & Volcano District, Atacama Desert and Patagonia of Chile since 2003, we decided to take a new challenge towards becoming a Zero Waste Company. As a result, we are implementing several new measures:

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE AND MUCH MORE

We are measuring all our waste generated during our trips, improving the waste management each day and reaching a Zero Waste Operation by 2020/21.

Reduce

Reduce

In order to prevent the production of waste, we have partnered up with local & organic food suppliers. This allows us to buy in bulk. Thus, it avoids the use of disposable plastics but also fuel the local economy.

Reuse

Reuse

We donate all of the remaining reusable water bottles after each operations’ season. In 2019, approximately 450 were donated to local sport clubs. Moreover, we highly encourage our clients to bring their own water bottles.

Recycle

Recycle

At our main office we did install a recycling point where we separate Plastics, Cans, Glasses, Paper/Carton and of course all the organic waste generated at our office. During the trips our guides and drivers set up an dismountable recycling point where clients and staff can dispose the residues to be collected at the hotels visiting during the trip. In addition, we separate and collect the organic matter to be transformed into compost. This compost will be used for our vegetables garden located at Amity Headquarter.

We are encouraging our local partners to join the Zero Waste Challenge. Sustainable practices and waste management are important focuses by electing our accommodations and food suppliers during the trips.

By sharing our experiences and solution with partners and guests we contribute to a global Zero Waste Community.

 

In addition to the Zero Waste Challenge we started with a Carbon Reduction Plan. Together with scientists and a local Mapuche community we are working on a sustainable solution to offset our (non-avoidable) carbon emissions. Our goal is to reach carbon neutrality in all our operations by the end of 2021 and to contribute environmental education by sharing knowledge to the local community and our clients.

All these measures are forming part of our global Climate Emergency Plan in process.

TAILOR MADE

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