IHG Eliminating Miniatures – Is This The Future For Hotels?

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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?

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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.


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  1. I hope this is only a result of the strident PC crowd in the USA and that the infection does not spread.

  2. What happens when someone tampers with the community goods, adds hair remover to it?

  3. In theory I’m ok with this, but I am concerned about tampering and contamination.
    The little bottles also could conceivably be tampered with…
    I’ll be bringing my own shampoo from now on. I’ll still stay in IHG properties.

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