Minimizing Plastic Waste for a Premium Hotel Experience

Two Boxed Waters on a hotel night stand
The hospitality industry is taking significant strides towards a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly approach. As environmental concerns take center stage, many hotels are aiming to go completely plastic-free. From reimagining guest experiences to implementing innovative solutions, the shift towards greater sustainability is shaping the future of luxury hospitality. 

Eliminating Single-Use Plastics Key Cards

As efforts increase to cut down on single-use plastics, hotels are finding new and innovative alternatives to the typical plastic key card. By using wood-based and 100% biodegradable cards, or electronic copies that can be added to a smartphone's e-wallet, hotels can reduce their carbon footprint while adding a sustainable and luxurious feel to the customer experience.

Offering Sustainable Amenities

Amenities such as toothbrushes or personal-sized shampoo and conditioner bottles are being swapped for sustainable options. Refillable dispensers can be added to bathrooms to cut down on hundreds of plastic containers being thrown away each night. When personal-sized toiletries are needed, offering them in biodegradable reusable packaging can help lower their footprint. Additionally, offering glass drinkware instead of single-use plastic cups is another way to provide customers with the basic amenities while reducing the amount of plastic used by each guest.

Eliminating Plastic Straws

Several hotels are reducing their plastic waste by eliminating the use of plastic straws throughout their rooms, restaurants, and buffets. By offering paper, bamboo, or other reusable alternatives, hotels can save millions of plastic straws from being used each year.

Carry Boxed Water™ Cartons

Boxed Water partners with several hotels across the country and offers a plastic-free alternative to customers who are looking to stay hydrated or need a drink on the go. The cartons are made with 92% plant-based materials and are 100% recyclable. Customers love having Boxed Water available in a hotel lobby or as a complimentary item in their room. Additionally, many hotels are adding water stations to encourage customers to refill and reuse, helping to lower the amount of plastic bottles being used.
In today's evolving landscape, hotels are at the forefront of embracing sustainable practices. By minimizing plastic waste and making eco-friendly choices, they are not only enhancing guest experiences but also taking meaningful steps towards preserving the environment.