IHG to Remove Plastic Straws From Hotels Worldwide



TRAVEL PULSE | By Mia Taylor

 InterContinental Hotels Group will be joining a number of other hospitality industry leaders in the effort to reduce some of its single-use plastic waste. The hotel company announced today that it will remove plastic straws its properties worldwide by the end of next year. IHG’s portfolio includes some 5,400 hotels across 100 countries.

 The International Tourism Partnership applauded IHG’s latest step forward in the effort to reduce the plastic waste that has a devastating environmental impact around the planet. “IHG’s committed action to reduce plastic waste demonstrates its ability to be a force for good in local communities around the world. With initiatives like these, and through close collaboration, the hotel and tourism industry can continue to lead the way in setting clear and quantifiable commitments that improve sustainability,” said Madhu Rajesh, director, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP)…

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