Unilever to supply IHG with oversized products in a bid to phase out single-use plastics

THE WHAT? IHG Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Unilever to stock bathrooms in more than 4,000 hotels with full-size bathroom products.

THE DETAILS The owner of Holiday Inn said switching to full-size dispensers would save some 850 tonnes of plastics a year in the Americas region alone and that all of its markets were now covered by bulk amenity contracts.

Unilever’s Dove will supply hand washes, body washes, shampoos, conditioners and body lotions to IHG Essentials and Suites Collection hotels, including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

THE WHY ? The travel operator’s partnership with the UK FMCG giant aims to eliminate single-use plastics from hotels, as part of its wider sustainability commitments.

Umesh Shah, CEO of Unilever International, said: “Unilever is committed to making sustainable living mainstream, and we have ambitious goals across all areas of our business. We are pleased to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts to help extend sustainable living in the travel industry by providing bathrooms with bulk amenities. Through this collaboration, IHG guests will be able to enjoy a range of Dove products during their stay, while reducing their use of plastic.

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