Radisson Hotel Group is rolling out a global plan to replace single-use plastics with bulk amenities in all hotels across its portfolio by the beginning of 2022.
This action will remove 57 million miniature amenities from circulation, avoiding the use of almost 500 tons of plastic annually.
At the same time, plastic straws and stirrers will no longer be used in its hotels by 2021, with eco-friendly alternatives offered to guests on request.
To affirm Radisson’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business, Federico J González Tejera, president & CEO, Radisson Hospitality AB and chairman, Global Steering Committee, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Plastic pollution is one of the current major global issues and we are proud to play a leading role in driving plastic reduction across the travel and tourism industry.”
A series of initiatives are also in the pipeline across various destinations: commercial reverse osmosis water filtration systems replacing PET water bottles in India and Bangladesh; ensuring responsible recycling efforts in Africa through partnership with a local social enterprise; offering unlimited filtered water and reusable water bottles to guests in Manchester and Brussels; and repurposing soap and bulk amenities to be distributed to the needy in North America.
Single-use plastics in meetings and events have already been phased out in over 200 hotels across the Group.