Marriott Hotels Eliminating Small Shampoo Bottles by 2020

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Marriott International, which owns more than 7,000 hotels in 131 countries, will stop offering small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel by December 2020. According to, the hotel chain will instead offer larger bottles or wall-mounted dispensers, depending on the hotel.

Many companies, including IHG (which owns Holiday Inn), Soneva Resorts, and Walt Disney Co. have made similar announcements in the last year.

President and CEO Arne Sorenson said the small bottles are difficult to recycle because of the time it takes to clean them out. By getting rid of the tiny toiletries, they'll reportedly be eliminating 500 million small bottles or 1.7 million pounds of plastic each year.

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