Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels scrap miniature toiletries to reduce ‘waste footprint’

Owners InterContinental Hotels Group estimates around 200 million mini products are given away to guests each year.

The firm will instead supply its almost 843,000 guest rooms with bulk-size toiletries

Guests at Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels will no longer be able to pop miniature bottles of toiletries in their suitcase at the end of their break.

That’s because owners InterContinental Hotels Group will be removing all tiny bottles from rooms from 2021 as part of an attempt to cut down on plastic rubbish.

InterContinental Hotels Group estimates 200 million mini products are given away each year. File pic
Image:InterContinental Hotels Group estimates 200 million mini products are given away each year. File pic

It says it hopes the move will reduce its “waste footprint”.

The British firm estimates it gives away around 200 million mini products each year.

The company, which has its headquarters in Buckinghamshire, will instead supply its almost 843,000 guest rooms with bulk-size ones.

EO Keith Barr says: “Switching to larger-size amenities across more than 5,600 hotels around the world is a big step in the right direction.

Over eight million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean each year, killing sea life – with new evidence it is entering our food chain with unknown health effects.

 

Original Article: http://news.sky.com/story/holiday-inn-and-crowne-plaza-hotels-scrap-miniature-toiletries-to-reduce-waste-footprint-11773410

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