Marriott to eliminate single-use shower toiletry bottles by 2020

The move is said to reduce its amenity plastic usage by 30% annually

When implemented at all properties across the globe, the programme is expected to prevent the use of 500 million bottles annually
When implemented at all properties across the globe, the programme is expected to prevent the use of 500 million bottles annually

Marriott International will be completely eliminating tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel by 2020 and will be replacing them with larger pump-topped bottles, the group announced.

So far, the property has rolled out larger bottles in around 1,000 properties in North America, but more are expected to follow suit by the end of 2019.

When implemented at all properties across the globe, the programme is expected to prevent the use of 500 million bottles annually, which is a 30% annual reduction from their current amenity plastic usage, the property announced.

“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.

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine