The BBC reports that the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), owner of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels, has made the environmentally-motivated decision to remove miniature toiletries in small plastic bottles from all its 843,000 rooms by 2021.
IHG is the first global hotel brand to make this move. Already the brand has removed miniature toiletries from approximately a third of its estate. Bulk items are replacing individual toiletries.
Further, IHG has committed to reducing its carbon footprint per occupied room by 6% by next year. Its high-end resort brand, Six Senses, plans to go plastic-free across its whole supply chain by 2022.
The move was welcomed by Greenpeace. (Source: www.bbc.com)