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Plastic free hotels

21st November 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

Around 58% of us have chosen to boycott products and services from environmentally unfriendly companies as we fight the rising toll of plastic and pollution and their cost to the planet with 74% saying more needs to be done in their local for sustainability, according to research by Whitbread-owned Premier Inn.

The company is calling on the UK to ditch unnecessary single-use plastic by 2025 and is pledging to make all 800 of its hotels and restaurants around the UK free of unnecessary single use plastics. Simple things such as switching from plastic to paper straws alone has already managed to deduct over 4 tonnes worth of unnecessary single-use plastics from its restaurants’ business  according to its latest research. Premier Inn also hopes to reduce the equivalent of another 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools of plastic just by removing the plastic wrapping from staff uniform.

Products such as sauce sachets, nappy bags and textile packaging are all items which could be facing the chopping block in the coming months to help further the environment and reassure those increasing numbers of guests who are committed to sustainable travel.

Aston spoke to Miranda Krestovnikoff, TV presenter and sustainability environmentalist to discuss the steps being taken and what the future holds.