Hyatt Won't Put Small Bottles in Bathrooms

Hotel chain to reduce use of plastic water bottles at meetings
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 13, 2019 6:45 PM CST

(Newser) – Hyatt is the latest hotel company to announce it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt is shifting to large, multi-use bottles for shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion at its 875 hotels worldwide. The Chicago-based company says the transition will be complete by June 2021, the AP reports.

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Hyatt is also cutting down on the use of plastic water bottles at meetings and events and increasing the number of water stations in its hotels so guests can refill their own bottles. Bottled water still will be available in guests’ rooms, per the Chicago Tribune. "The solution we're putting in place is making sure guests looking to stay hydrated while avoiding single-use plastic will have that option," a Hyatt official said. Hyatt began introducing larger bottles at its Hyatt Regency hotels last year. Marriott International and Holiday Inn owner IHG announced similar moves in August. (Lego is testing ways to keep its plastic bricks out of the trash.)

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