31 May '18, 2pm

Hotels cut down on single-use plastics like straws and cutlery

Hotels cut down on single-use plastics like straws and cutlery

SINGAPORE - Plastic disposables such as straws and toiletry bottles will soon be a thing of the past for several hotels in Singapore. Ahead of World Environment Day next Tuesday (June 5), the Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) group has pledged to eliminate single-use plastics from all six of its Singapore hotels by June next year. They are Orchard Hotel, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, M Hotel, Studio M, M Social and Copthorne King's Hotel. Over the next one year, the hotels will gradually phase out the use of disposables such as straws, stirrers, cutlery, toiletry bottles and plastic bags, and opt for alternatives that are made with more environmentally-friendly materials such as paper and wood. In a press release on Thursday, MHR said the move comes as part of an effort to join the global fight against plastics. "While the hotel industry benefits from the convenience...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/hotels...

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