Two hotel chains won't provide mini shampoo bottles anymore

InterContinental, Marriott, hotels plan to switch from miniature soap and shampoo bottles to wall-mounted dispensers.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Miniature soap and shampoo bottles
Miniature soap and shampoo bottles

The InterContinental and Marriott International hotel chains will switch from providing miniature bottles of soap, shampoo, and conditioner to using wall-mounted dispensers, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The move will save money, help minimize the amount of plastic waste polluting the environment, and prevent the plastic bottle caps from ending up in wedged in drains.

A Marriott International spokeswoman told MailOnline Travel, "Owners, franchisees and general managers who already have made the switch report that it’s better for their bottom line, partly because it means they can reduce their trash bill."

She also added that the average hotel goes through over 23,000 miniature bottles each year, amounting to over 250 lbs of plastic waste. The switch will eliminate over 113,000 pounds of plastic waste annually.

InterContinental's spokeswoman, Ada Hatzios, told the Los Angeles Times that hotel guests prefer the wall-mounted dispensers, since they offer larger quantities of the necessary products.

InterContinental will make the switch later this year, while the Marriott will switch by January.