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.
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.
Plastic debris will cause the death of more than one million seabirds this year.
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.
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.
EDITION recognizes the problem. In 2017 alone, The London EDITION used... 120,000 plastic water bottles for turndown 30,000 plastic sports bottles for the gym 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.
At the London EDITION, we have:
Stainless-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.
Plastic Water Bottles And Projecting 118,000 by Year End