Articles tagged “plastics”

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

It's easy to say that travel companies should ditch plastics to help save the environment, but this will be much harder for airlines than some other sectors.

1 week ago

Plastics in Airline Catering Raise Questions About Carbon Emissions

Plastics in Airline Catering Raise Questions About Carbon Emissions

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Airlines have a love-hate relationship with plastics, especially when it comes to food and beverage. Plastics pose a serious environmental threat, but at the same time they're lightweight and thereby help reduce carbon emissions. Can carriers tackle both of these problems at once?

3 weeks ago

What Happens When Hotels Pledge to Reduce Plastics?

What Happens When Hotels Pledge to Reduce Plastics?

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

It's one thing for a hotel to join a coalition and promise to reduce its plastic footprint, and another to make measurable progress.

1 month ago

Skift Forum Asia: The Travel Corporation Maps Plan to Sustainability

Skift Forum Asia: The Travel Corporation Maps Plan to Sustainability

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

There's a long road ahead to achieving environmental sustainability in the travel industry. It involves a lot of effort from companies, but travelers and governments have to get on board too.

1 month ago

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there is still plenty to do, it's good to see public companies — and the financial analysts who cover them — paying closer attention to the plastics problem.

1 month ago

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The hotel industry is just waking up to the problem of plastic waste, but this is a two-way street. Hotels rely on this convenient, affordable material just as much as travelers do. The real struggle is turning newfound global awareness and municipal legislation into swift action.

2 months ago

Why We Are Covering Plastics as a Travel Beat

Why We Are Covering Plastics as a Travel Beat

Tom Lowry , Skift

Everywhere you look in travel, you see it. It touches every end of the travel experience. And that's not good. So why wouldn't Skift focus on plastics as a core area of coverage? You're going to want to read these stories.

2 months ago

Europe Can Do More to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Europe Can Do More to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Yes, more can be done to reduce single-use plastics, but consumer behaviors die hard. Travelers in particular lean heavily on plastics in hotels, on airplanes, and on cruise ships, and it will take more dialog to convince them they can do without.

3 months ago