Articles tagged “travel beyond 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

Hospitality

How One Popular Cape Cod Tourist Spot Is Tackling Plastics

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

How One Popular Cape Cod Tourist Spot Is Tackling Plastics

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free

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

Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free

Rail

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

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

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

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