Hyatt launches 3 initiatives to reduce single-use plastics

Hyatt Hotels Corp. plans to replace traditional small bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion with large-format amenities. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. revealed it plans to transition to large-format bathroom amenities in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, joining IHG, Marriott International and the state of California in their green efforts. The initiative is one of three the company launched today, all of which it said will be introduced no later than June 2021.

“Plastic pollution is a global issue, and we hope our efforts will motivate guests, customers and, indeed, ourselves to think more critically about our use of plastic,” Mark Hoplamazian, president/CEO of Hyatt, said in a statement.

The company also plans to increase the number of water stations in public spaces for guests who would like to refill reusable water bottles and serve water in carafes or other containers for meetings and events (bottled water will remain available by request).

Other recent global initiatives from Hyatt have included removing plastic straws and drink picks and making alternative options available only by request, as well as increasing the use of compostable, recyclable or recycled content for to-go food containers.

As of Sept. 30, Hyatt’s portfolio comprised 896 properties with 219,308 guestrooms managed and franchised in more than 60 countries.