Hotels transition to more sustainable practices

Single-use products eliminated and biodegradable key cards introduced.

Eden Leisure Group Malta announced two the latest initiatives taken by its two hotels, the InterContinental Malta and the Holiday Inn Express, in their ongoing pursuit of sustainability and IHG’s ambitious Journey to Tomorrow initiative. These leading properties have recently implemented a range of impactful measures to reduce waste and promote a more eco-friendly hospitality experience, reaffirming their commitment to a greener future.

Having recently completed its first Carbon Footprint audit, it found that it’s biggest contributor to carbon emissions is its production of waste, thus reduction of waste has become one its greatest priorities. 

To this end, both hotels have removed all single-use shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion bottles from their guest rooms. In their place, the hotels have introduced high-quality refillable products in all guest bathrooms. This change will eliminate at least five bottles in 600 guest rooms, potentially daily tackling a substantial contributor to plastic waste as well as reducing product waste, creating a more responsible and environmentally friendly guest experience.

This transition to refillable products not only promotes a circular economy but also significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with hospitality operations. The hotels’ commitment to sustainable practices ensures that guests can enjoy first class amenities while actively contributing to the preservation of our planet.

Both hotels have also eliminated plastic guest-room key cards, replacing them with biodegradable alternatives. While guests are encouraged to return their key cards for reuse, this initiative alone will save hundreds of thousands of plastic cards from ending up in landfills.

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