Articles tagged “single use plastics”

Hyatt Joins Other Big Hotel Chains by Pledging to Eliminate Small Plastic Bottles

Hyatt Joins Other Big Hotel Chains by Pledging to Eliminate Small Plastic Bottles

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Hyatt joins Marriott and IHG by promising to get rid of single-use plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion with large-format bathroom amenities. Hotels are wisely promising to do what they can to mitigate waste. Let's see if they can make their deadlines.

4 weeks ago

California Prohibits Hotels to Use Plastic Toiletry Bottles

California Prohibits Hotels to Use Plastic Toiletry Bottles

The Associated Press

Thus far it's been the guests who are pressurizing hotels to reduce plastic waste. Governments are starting to wake up.

2 months ago

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

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

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

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.

3 months 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.

7 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.

8 months ago

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Of course the tourism industry could do a better job dealing with sustainability. But the bigger issue is that one of its key components — air travel — is a significant contributor to climate change.

8 months ago