Articles tagged “plastics”

Tourism

New Plastics Report Warns Travel Industry and Calls for Unity to Address

As the travel industry slowly emerges from the pandemic, it will soon have to re-engage with dropping single-use plastics because regulators aren't waiting until the travel sector's profitability recovers to tighten laws.

New Plastics Report Warns Travel Industry and Calls for Unity to Address

Online Travel

Hostels See Opportunity in the Backlash Against Plastic

Coming out of the pandemic, some hostels hope to do well by doing good.

Hostels See Opportunity in the Backlash Against Plastic

Transport

Travelers Frustrated by Plastic Alternatives Offered by Companies

Reducing plastic waste is just step one. Step two is implementing alternatives to plastic. But how do companies get travelers on board if the alternatives are flawed? Part of the answer lies in forthright communication.

Travelers Frustrated by Plastic Alternatives Offered by Companies

Hotels

Most Big Hotel Chains Are Now Committed on Plastics: Here’s the Problem With Promises

We're drowning in press releases about global hotel companies promising to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics. Most of these items require alternatives though, so what are they?

Most  Big Hotel Chains Are Now Committed on Plastics: Here’s the Problem With Promises

Tourism

National Parks Push Forward on Plastic Limits Despite Political Tussles

President Trump rolled back the Obama administration's limits on plastic bottles in national parks. But park advocates are confusing their efforts to reduce plastics on recreational land.

National Parks Push Forward on Plastic Limits Despite Political Tussles

Hotels

Marriott Vows to Stop Using Single-Use Plastic Toiletries by 2020

The switch from using miniature shampoo, conditioner, and soap bottles to installing more sustainable, refillable versions is certainly significant — especially coming from the largest hotel company in the world.

Marriott Vows to Stop Using Single-Use Plastic Toiletries by 2020

Airlines

San Francisco Airport Bans Sale of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco Airport is ahead of the curve on environmental sustainability, and this new measure to curb the sale of single-use plastic water bottles is a significant step forward. How quickly will SFO's vendors comply?

San Francisco Airport Bans Sale of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Hotels

IHG CEO: Guests Are Pressuring Hotels to Reduce Plastics, Not Governments

For IHG, governments are behind the curve in helping to reduce plastic waste. The real influence comes from its guests, whose awareness and expectations have increased exponentially in the last couple of years.

IHG CEO: Guests Are Pressuring Hotels to Reduce Plastics, Not Governments

Hotels

Skift Global Forum Preview: Cayuga Integrates Luxury and Sustainability in Central American Indie Hotels

Upscale hotels are embracing environmental awareness these days. But for many hoteliers, it's crucial not to let their luxury standards slip while skipping the straw.

Skift Global Forum Preview: Cayuga Integrates Luxury and Sustainability in Central American Indie Hotels

Airlines

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

To reduce plastic waste, airports have to work with airlines, concessionaires, travelers, designers, local governments, and other parties. That's a lot of people to educate and much behavior to influence.

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste