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Marriott eliminates travel-size toiletries



Marriott ( MAR ) announced that travel sizes were replaced with shampoo, conditioner and bath gel with larger bottles in an effort to reduce plastic waste. The world's largest hotel chain said the switch is part of a major test it implemented at some of its North American hotels last year.

The change will affect approximately 500,000 guest rooms and will be made in most of the 7,000 hotels worldwide by December 2020. Marriott owns several popular brands, including Courtyard, Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels and Sheraton.

  Marriott's new toiletries.

Marriott said that the small bottles that are currently used are usually not recycled. When the change is fully implemented, the hotel chain said they expect to reduce plastic landfill by 30%, or nearly 2 million pounds of plastic it sends to landfills annually.

"Our guests look to us to make changes that will make a meaningful difference to the environment while not sacrificing the quality of service and experience they expect from our hotels," Arne Sorenson CEO said in a statement. ] liquid like a dozen disposable bottles. The new bottles will be made from recyclable materials.

Maritor's rivals have also made changes in favor of the environment. Businesses are facing disruptions from climate change and customers are increasingly demanding that products and services be environmentally friendly.

Last month IHG ( IHG ) who owned Holiday Inn, said it would replace travel tubes with toiletries in bulk from the beginning of 2021. Hilton [19659002] ( HLT ) Hotels have previously announced that it recycles used soap, and converted it to new soap bars after being crushed and disinfected.

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