Hotels have a huge role to play in reducing plastic use in various parts of their operations. Yet recent statistics from YouGov worryingly show that only 29%* of hospitality and leisure businesses have replaced some or all of their single-use plastics with more environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Interested in the hospitality and leisure sectors eco-intentions, Taxi2Airport.com surveyed 1,528 Brits to discover the commonly used plastic items in hotels they would most like to see fully replaced with a sustainable/environmentally-friendly option.
Taxi2Airport found that Brits would most like hotels to replace plastic carrier bags/plastic bin bags with compostable bags/reusable carrier bags (e.g. cotton/linen etc.)/paper bags (85%).
Thereafter, 79% would appreciate hotels taking the initiative to stop using plastic water bottles and instead provide water in refillable glass/aluminium bottles.
Interestingly, worn for the purpose of establishing full or half board status – 68%support the idea of a woven rather than plastic wristband.
Akey item for branding purposes – 66% would opt for hotels to use/provide wooden/bamboo pens over plastic pens.
An essential service for many travellers – 61%prefer hotels to give them a reusable cotton/linen laundry bag rather than a plastic one.
Furthermore, half of Brits (50%)believe plastic door hangers (e.g. please do not disturb/please clean my room sign) should be substituted for door hangers made from wood/bamboo.
On the other end, just 26% think courtesy slippers should be provided in a cotton or linen wrap/bag as opposed to being in a plastic wrap/packaging.