What’s Next For Plastics and Environmental Stewardship in the Travel Industry?

Hotel toiletries have historically been provided in small plastic bottles.

It seems not a single day passes by lately without a travel industry brand or company announcing that it will be doing away with plastic straws or perhaps single-use toiletry bottles.

As an article from the United Nations Environment Program noted earlier this year, the travel industry has clearly taken aim at the very serious issue of plastic pollution and its devastating impacts on the environment and wildlife.

One of the most recent, high-profile announcements came from Marriott International, which at the end of August revealed that its efforts to do away with environmentally harmful single-use plastics would be expanded to include the elimination of single-use bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in guestroom showers.

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