Remove single-use toiletries from hotel rooms
With more and more travellers around the world demanding a more sustainable experience from their accomodation, major hotel chains like Marriott have made commitments to ditch small travel-sized toiletries to reduce their plastic footprint.
InterContinental Hotels Group owns 5,600 hotels around the worldand uses nearly 200 million miniatures every year.Source
- A typical large, pump-topped bottle contains the same amount of product as about 10 to 12 tiny, single-use bottles.
- Larger bottles are refillable and recyclable – unlike the smaller versions which are too small to be cleaned
- This allows guests to use as much of the product as they may need
- It takes a long time to implement and roll out across all Marriot's global hotels
- Requires more maintenance and cleaning by hotel staff in between different guests
Making a difference
Marriott International’s expanded toiletry program is expected to prevent about 500 million tiny bottles annually from going to landfills; that’s about 1.7 million pounds of plastic, a 30 percent annual reduction from current amenity plastic usage.