Holiday Inn to stop using mini toiletries

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Holiday Inn to stop using mini toiletries

The company said it would mean the removal of 200 million miniatures per year.

Instead of smaller-sized tubes of shampoo, conditioner and soap, InterContinental Hotels Group said it plans to install bulk containers in almost 843,000 guest rooms at more than 5,600 hotels globally.

The owner of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels has made a decision to mildly inconvenience itself and its guests by removing one commonplace form of single-use plastic: the beloved miniature hotel shower gel bottle, the little shampoo bottle, and the tiny portion of conditioner provided in posher premises. In a smaller-scale initiative, Marriott announced in 2018 it was replacing miniature-sized plastic toiletries with bulk-sized dispensers at 1,500 hotels in North America Hilton Hotels revealed this March that it's recycling used soap, transforming it into new bars of soap after they've been crushed and sanitized.

In addition to Holiday Inn, IHG has an array of other brands, including Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. IHG chief exec Keith Barr said: "We collectively as an industry have to lead where governments are not necessarily giving the leadership to make a difference". For example, it says Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas already offers these products in "refillable ceramic dispensers".

Total plastic straw bans have also been criticised by some people with disabilities.

The announcement comes after IHG pledged to stop providing plastic straws at its properties by this year, and started using duvets and pillows filled with 100 percent recycled materials at certain brands. Its hotels can be found in Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester.

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