Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrated its 25th anniversary with a 25 per cent reduction of single-use plastic in a year.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts announced a pledge against single use plastic in support of Earth Day 2018 which was called ‘End Plastic Pollution‘. Within a year, this declaration inspired the change across its 48 hotels worldwide and successfully eliminated 4.2 million single-use plastic items, equating to a significant 25 per cent reduction in total usage.
Up to 80 per cent of ocean plastic pollution originates from land. Recognising the detrimental effect of plastic on the environment and marine life, the hotel operator and developer implemented a plan for all its properties to phase out the use of disposable plastics. What’s more, the groups lifestyle retail arm, Banyan Tree Gallery is developing sustainable alternative amenities such as cotton buds, combs and toothbrushes. Banyan Tree’s reformulated body and aromatherapy products are also made of 95 per cent natural botanical ingredients.