IHG To Replace Miniature Toiletries With Bulk-Size Bathroom Amenities

By Dave Simpson
IHG To Replace Miniature Toiletries With Bulk-Size Bathroom Amenities

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that it is replacing miniature toiletries with bulk-size bathroom amenities across its entire hotel portfolio, which includes close to 843,000 guest rooms, to help reduce plastic waste.

IHG said that the transition, which is part of a broader sustainability agenda, will be completed during 2021.

"A Big Step In The Right Direction"

In a statement on the company's website, IHG CEO Keith Barr said, "It's more important than ever that companies challenge themselves to operate responsibly. We know it's what our guests, owners, colleagues, investors and suppliers rightly expect. Switching to larger-size amenities across more than 5,600 hotels around the world is a big step in the right direction, and will allow us to significantly reduce our waste footprint and environmental impact as we make the change.

"We’ve already made great strides in this area, with almost a third of our estate already adopting the change, and we're proud to lead our industry by making this a brand standard for every single IHG hotel. We're passionate about sustainability and we'll continue to explore ways to make a positive difference to the environment and our local communities."

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