About single-use plastics

The increased use of single-use plastic items has become a global sustainability issue, greatly contributing to pollution and negatively impacting wildlife as well as increasing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Hotels commonly use single-use plastic items within their operations. Aside from the impact plastic can have on the natural world around us, there are additional benefits to hotels for taking action.

This factsheet explores the issues of single-use plastics within the hospitality industry. It includes:

  • tips on how to get started
  • case studies from the hospitality industry
  • links to useful resources and organisations