Does the hotel not provide disposable toiletries, is it helpful to protect the environment?
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Not providing disposable plastic daily necessities has become a trend in the hotel industry. In addition to Marriott, Intercontinental, Hilton and other chain hotels have made similar decisions. This year, Shanghai and Guangzhou also began to require the hotel not to provide customers with "six small pieces" of disposable items.
If most hotels implement this measure, they can reduce a large amount of plastic waste every year. However, are these measures really so great for environmental protection? Some environmentalists have raised questions.
Yossi Sheffi, director of the Transportation and Logistics Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, points out that the absence of disposables in the hospitality industry is more like a public relations activity. We could have taken legal and more effective measures, but these companies have dispersed us. Attention.
Keith Barr, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, has said that the absence of disposable toiletries can significantly reduce the impact on the environment. However, Yossi Sheff believes that another starting point for the hotel to make this decision may be to reduce costs. Intercontinental expects to reduce the use of 200 million plastic bottles per year, saving $11 million annually.