As Hotels Go More Sustainable, Abandoning Mini Toiletries Could Hurt Charities

Sustainable practices may have unintended consequences

hotel maid carrying tray of miniature soaps and shampoos
Several hospitality groups are in the process of phasing out individual-size toiletries in an effort to cut waste.

When InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced last week it was getting rid of those ubiquitous mini bottles of toiletries from its roughly 843,000 rooms, Jack Read started getting emails.

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