You need to beat your addiction to travel freebies to save the planet

Eco-conscious travel isn't just about offsetting those air miles, writes Juliet Kinsman

10 November 2019 - 00:00 By Juliet Kinsman

A couple of years ago, a hotel chain jettisoning single-use plastic would never have made headlines — yet InterContinental Hotel Group announcing a ban on mini bathroom products by 2021, and switching to big-size dispensers — did just that.

A few reactions stood out. Some people (me) calculated that their portfolio would still get through around 200m bottles of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) containers in the next year. Others (seemingly many of my friends) were irritated at missing out on their Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza freebies...

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