Holiday Inn closed mini shampoo bottles to reduce plastic waste

Holiday Inn is throwing away mini shampoo bottles to reduce plastic waste as part of its efforts to save the world's oceans

  • Holiday Inn and Intercontinental will remove all miniature items by 2021
  • The hotel group has already vowed to ban plastic straws at the end of 2019
  • It uses an average of 200 million plastic toilet bottles per year
  • Now the hotel will put bulk shampoo, conditioner and soap in its rooms
  • It is part of a broader effort by some hospitality groups to reduce waste
  • In California, lawmakers have moved to completely ban miniature toiletry bottles
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Holiday Inn has decided to throw its mini shampoo bottles into rooms to reduce plastic waste in an effort to save the ocean.

The hotel group, which also provides InterContinental Hotels, announced on Tuesday that it would now use larger bottles in all of its 843,000 rooms around the world.

By 2021 the smaller bottles have all disappeared.

On average, the hotel group says they use 200 million miniatures in the bathroom every year.

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The hotel group, which also provides InterContinental Hotels, announced on Tuesday that it would now use larger bottles in all of its 843,000 rooms around the world

The hotel says it uses 200 million miniature plastic bottles every year, but it will not use one in 2021

The hotel says it uses 200 million miniature plastic bottles every year, but it will not use one in 2021

The hotel says it uses 200 million miniature plastic bottles every year, but it will not use one in 2021

By switching to bulk products, the group hopes to drastically reduce its contribution to plastic waste.

& # 39; It is more important than ever that companies challenge themselves to work responsibly – we know that this is what our guests, owners, colleagues, investors and suppliers rightly expect.

& # 39; The switch to larger facilities in more than 5,600 hotels around the world is a major step in the right direction and allows us to significantly reduce our waste footprint and environmental impact while we make the switch.

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"Switching to larger facilities in more than 5,600 hotels around the world is a major step in the right direction and will enable us to significantly reduce our waste footprint and environmental impact during the change," said InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Keith Barr in an announcement.

The company has already vowed to remove plastic straws from all its hotels by 2019.

Efforts are being made to completely ban miniature bottles in California hotels.

A file image of plastic dishes in a reservoir in Indonesia. The hotel group said it wanted to reduce its global plastic waste

A file image of plastic dishes in a reservoir in Indonesia. The hotel group said it wanted to reduce its global plastic waste

A file image of plastic dishes in a reservoir in Indonesia. The hotel group said it wanted to reduce its global plastic waste

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