How Marriott Brings Sustainability To Its Global Chain
Nearly every hotel has them: Small, single-use toiletry bottles filled with shampoo, bath gel, and hair conditioner. Multiply those small bottles across 7,000 hotels across 132 countries and it adds up to over 1.7 million pounds of plastic in landfills, from one global property alone.
In a recent article, Forbes Magazine highlights the Marriott “Serve 360” campaign, that aims to tackle sustainable issues on a global scale in the next few years. With nearly one million guests each night, Marriott is moving to single-use toiletries across its portfolio, alongside with removing single-use plastic straws.
Since announcing a plastic straws ban, South Florida’s JW Marriott Marco Island eliminated around 65,000 straws per month, while the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa stopped using around 30,000 plastic straws each month.