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Hotel Group to Eliminate Miniature Toiletry Bottles

August 29, 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the first global hotel brand to commit to removing all miniature toiletry bottles from guest rooms, the European Cleaning Journal reports.

The group, which owns Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels, plans to remove the plastic bottles from all 843,000 guest rooms by 2021. It has already removed the bottles from about one-third of its rooms, replacing them with bulk dispensing systems.

IHG is committed to reducing its use of single-use plastics. Last year the group announced it would stop using plastic straws by the end of 2019 and it plans to eliminate plastic plates and cutlery next, BBC News reports. IHG has teamed up with an artificial intelligence firm for a pilot program to monitor waste across breakfast buffets in some of its hotels.

Learn what other facilities, such as schools, are doing to reduce restroom and food waste.

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