We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into October with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is full of great news for travelers who stay at any of the hotels owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG–the parent company of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites, and many others). Over the next two years, in all its 5,600 properties around the world, IHG will be phasing out the miniature bottles of bathroom amenities in favor of providing guests these amenities from bulk-sized containers.

This isn’t the first time IHG has provided an example of sustainability for the hotel industry–back in 2018, it committed to removing single-use plastic straws from all its properties worldwide.

Click here to read the story.

Here’s how #WATWB works: On the last Friday of each month a number of bloggers participate in a worldwide blog hop in which each blogger highlights a story that spreads good news, happiness, and hope.

Your cohosts for this month are Sylvia Stein, Eric Lahti, Shilpa Garg, and Lizbeth Hartz. And if you want to read more uplifting articles, please visit the WATWB Facebook page here or the Twitter home page here to find links to other stories.

Want to join? Click this link to sign up and help spread some happiness!

15 comments on “We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

  1. Barbara Simmerman says:

    Wonderful news! Thanks Amy for sharing this article! In March of this year, I stayed at a Florida resort close to Disney & I noted the use of large shampoo & conditioner bottles which is awesome! Everything we can do to cut back on plastic use is better for the environment! Also, noticed in recent years the cutback on replacing the towels each day…new towels by request or when thrown on the floor they are replaced!

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    • amreade says:

      Hi, Barbara,

      Thanks so much for the comment. I apologize for taking so long to respond, but I haven’t been able to access my blog since my last post. Computers can be wonderful, but not always…

      Anyhow, I haven’t yet visited a hotel where there are bulk amenities, but I hope to start seeing that change soon whenever I travel. And I think it’s always been unnecessary to change towels and sheets every day in a hotel. I don’t do this at home, so I don’t need it when I’m at a hotel, either. Every little bit helps the environment.

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  2. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wow! That’s a fab initiative and is a great step in reducing our waste footprint and moving towards embracing sustainability! Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, Amy!

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  3. I’m pleased to see this news!

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  4. dgkaye says:

    Now that is a great step toward eliminating plastics. Bravo! Great share Amy ❤

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  5. Susan Scott says:

    O this IS good news Amy thank you for sharing this. Kudos to the hotel chain IHG phasing this out … I read the article, Barr was impassioned ..

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    • amreade says:

      I do love to share the environmental articles on Good News Fridays, so plastics are commonly the subject of the stories I share. I’m so pleased to see big companies taking steps like this.

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  6. Debbie D. says:

    What a great example they are setting. 👌 Here’s hoping the other hotel chains will follow suit.

    A WORLD OF INCLUSION #WATWB

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    • amreade says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see that happen, since that’s often the way with big businesses–once one company takes the plunge, others fall in line. At least that’s what I hope will happen.

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  7. Pat Wahler says:

    A hotel I stayed at a few weeks ago had bulk containers. I didn’t realize the concept was part of a trend. 🙂

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