Marriott International’s more than 7,000 properties now offer larger-pump-topped bottles in guestroom showers. The world’s largest hotel chain, accounces they will leave single-use shower toiletry bottles for larger bottles with pump dispensers. This applies to their brands Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, Fairfield by Marriott and TownePlace Suites. In addition, Aloft Hotels, Element by Westin, Four Points and Moxy Hotels already implemented the larger bottle concept. The AC by Marriott is also on its way to this change.
“This is our second global initiative aimed at reducing single-use plastics in just over a year, which underscores how important we believe it is to continuously find ways to reduce our hotels’ environmental impact. It’s a huge priority for us,” said Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International. “Our guests are looking to us to make changes that will create a meaningful difference for the environment while not sacrificing the quality service and experience they expect from our hotels.”
They are expecting to prevent about 500 million tiny bottles annually from going to landfills; that’s about 1.7 million pounds of plastic, a 30 percent annual reduction from current amenity plastic usage.
Read full press-release from Marriott International here (28th of August 2019)