Stay Plastic Free is a call to action for the hospitality industry – to assess our impact on the environment and implement policy changes to eliminate single use plastics from our hotels. Beginning with EDITION Hotels, SPF will set the industry standard for environmentally conscious hospitality eliminating single use plastic products from EDITION including straws, bathroom amenities, mini bar items, and room keys. In addition, SPF will partner with plastic-alternative proprietors and vendors ensuring their products are accessible to the greater hospitality community at a cost-effective rate.

The Issue

In 2019, It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic will end up in the world’s oceans - That’s one garbage truck full every minute.

The Impact

Plastic debris will cause the death of more than one million seabirds this year.

The Initiative

EDITION hotels will be 90% single use plastic free by the end of Q4 2019, with the intention of being 100% single use plastic free by the end of 2020.

  • 5.25 TRILLION


    There are more particles of plastic in the ocean than there are stars in the galaxy, and by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

Looking back at 2017...

EDITION recognizes the problem. In 2017 alone, The London EDITION used... 67,000 plastic water bottles for staff 120,000 plastic water bottles for turndown 30,000 plastic sports bottles for the gym 500,000 plastic straws (1,369 per day). If the straws we used were lined up in a row, this equates to 63 miles or 101 kilometers – that’s further than the distance from London to Brighton or 10 times around New York City’s Central Park.

Current Progress in 2019

At the London EDITION, we have:
67,000 staff plastic bottles usedStainless-steel water bottles have been provided to each staff member with water fountains set up in all back of house areas.
120,000 plastic turndown bottles usedReplaced with glass bottles
30,000 sports bottles for the gymReplaced with glass bottles
500,000 straws (1369 per day) usedReplaced with paper straws.

EDITION hotels will be 90% single use plastic free by the end of Q1 2019 and 100% singe use plastic free by the end of 2020.

  • Guest toothbrushes have been switched from plastic to bamboo
  • All to-go coffee lids have been switched from plastic to hard card lid produced by Naeco
  • EDITION is replacing all single-use plastic bathroom amenities to large format products by the end of 2020.
  • EDITION is replacing all key cards with mobile entry or a plastic alternative by the end of 2020.
  • EDITION has removed plastic straws from ALL food & beverage outlets. If someone requests a straw, we provide them with a sustainable paper one.
  • The Miami Beach EDITION has replaced all disposable beach containers with bamboo products.
  • EDITION is making the move from all plastic water bottles to cartons of JUST WATER.
  • Instead of providing plastic water bottles to EDITION staff, we have implemented water fountains in the back of house and have purchased reusable stainless steel bottles for all staff members.
  • All plastic products have been removed from EDITION’s mini bars.
  • At The London EDITION, our coasters ae made from plastic that’s come from plastic waste deposits in the ocean.

Here’s what we’ve already eliminated.

397000 Plastic Cups
20000 Plastic Lids
85000 “To Go” Items and Misc. Plastics
9000 Plastic Water Bottles.

Plastic Water Bottles And Projecting 118,000 by Year End


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