Articles tagged “travel beyond plastics”

Travelers Frustrated by Plastic Alternatives Offered by Companies

Travelers Frustrated by Plastic Alternatives Offered by Companies

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

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.

3 months ago

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

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

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

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?

4 months ago

National Parks Push Forward on Plastic Limits Despite Political Tussles

National Parks Push Forward on Plastic Limits Despite Political Tussles

Micheline Maynard, Skift

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.

5 months ago

How One Popular Cape Cod Tourist Spot Is Tackling Plastics

How One Popular Cape Cod Tourist Spot Is Tackling Plastics

Micheline Maynard, Skift

Restaurant owner Jeff Lewis decided to eliminate disposables, even though some customers grumbled. Now vendors are bringing him ideas.

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free

Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free

Micheline Maynard, Skift

For boutique hotels to cut back on plastics, customers have to demand it — and then cooperate.

7 months ago

Amtrak Is Running Late as It Begins to Tackle Single-Use Plastics

Amtrak Is Running Late as It Begins to Tackle Single-Use Plastics

Micheline Maynard, Skift

Other global rail companies are speeding ahead of Amtrak in reducing single-use plastics, but Amtrak is trying to make up the time.

7 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.

9 months ago

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

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

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

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.

10 months ago

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

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

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

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.

10 months ago

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.

12 months 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?

12 months ago