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IHG has announced that they will eliminate miniature bottles of bathroom amenities like shampoo and conditioner and move to a bulk-sized amenity. This effort is a move towards reducing plastic waste which is noble. However, I would imagine that there will be some opponents to the idea. What do you think? Is this the future for hotels?
IHG Eliminating Miniatures – Is This The Future For Hotels?
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced that its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be completed during 2021. Building on its efforts to reduce plastic waste as part of a broader sustainability agenda, this pledge makes IHG the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities.
Keith Barr, CEO, IHG, commented: “It’s more important than ever that companies challenge themselves to operate responsibly – we know it’s what our guests, owners, colleagues, investors and suppliers rightly expect. Switching to larger-size amenities across more than 5,600 hotels around the world is a big step in the right direction and will allow us to significantly reduce our waste footprint and environmental impact as we make the change.