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Embracing Sustainable Hospitality: 8000 Hotels Lead the Way in Responsible Plastic Management, Collecting and Diverting 8.8 Million lbs of Plastic from Landfill


In a world increasingly conscious of its environmental footprint, the hospitality industry is stepping up to the plate, leading the charge toward sustainable practices.
One significant stride in this direction comes with the recent partnership between 8000 hotels, RPM Program and the Clean the World Foundation, marking a monumental shift towards responsible plastic management.

At the heart of this RPM and Clean the World collaboration lies a commitment to recycling bathroom plastic amenity bottles, a ubiquitous feature in hotel rooms worldwide. These small yet significant items, often overlooked, contribute significantly to plastic waste generation. By redirecting them from landfills to recycling facilities, participating hotels are not only reducing their environmental impact but also setting a precedent for sustainable hospitality practices. The initiative covers hotels in EU, North and South America and Asia and recyclers across Europe and USA.

The process utilises UPS Carbon neutral shipping for all small package shipping which helps in some way to offset carbon emission from packages.

The scale of this initiative is nothing short of inspiring. With over 8000 hotels onboard, including the major brands of Hilton Group, Marriott, Hyatt, Sands, Best Western, Wyndam, Hampton, Holiday Inns etc the ripple effect of responsible plastic management is poised to make waves across the industry. This collective effort underscores the power of collaboration in driving meaningful change. The journey is to Zero Plastic amenity bottles to Landfill. To date over 8.8 million lbs of plastic has been collected for recycling through this initiative.

But the impact goes beyond mere numbers. By embracing responsible plastic management, hotels are embracing a holistic approach to sustainability that resonates with guests, employees, and stakeholders alike. It's a testament to their commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility.

Moreover, initiatives like these don't  just benefit the planet; they also make good business sense. As consumers increasingly prioritize eco-conscious brands, hotels that embrace sustainability stand to gain a competitive edge. By aligning with the values of environmentally conscious travellers, these forward-thinking establishments are positioning themselves as leaders in the industry.

Beyond the bottom line, however, lies a deeper significance: a shared vision of a world where sustainability is not just a buzzword but a way of life. Through initiatives like Responsible Plastic Management, hotels are not merely reducing waste; they are redefining the future of hospitality—one recycled bottle at a time.

The partnership between 8000 hotels, RPM and the Clean the World Foundation represents a pivotal moment in the journey toward sustainable hospitality. It's a
testament to the power of collective action and a shining example of what is possible when industry leaders come together for a common cause. As we celebrate this milestone, let us not only applaud the progress made but also redouble our efforts to build a more sustainable future for generations to come.