Holiday Inn dropping personal shampoo bottles to cut waste
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Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels will reportedly scrap mini shampoo bottles for its more than 800,000 guest rooms as a means to cut waste, the chains’ CEO said Tuesday.

Instead of using mini shampoo bottles, all of its more than 840,000 guest rooms will use bulk-size bathroom amenities, The Associated Press reports.

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The transition is expected to be completed in 2021.

“Switching to larger-size amenities across more than 5,600 hotels around the world is a big step in the right direction and will allow us to significantly reduce our waste footprint and environmental impact as we make the change,” InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Keith Barr said, according to the AP.

The company uses about 200 million mini bathroom supplies each year, the outlet reports.

The move comes as other major companies, including Starbucks and McDonald’s, have moved to reduce or eliminate plastic products, including straws, as a means to cut back on waste.