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
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...