Accor to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022

Plastics and the earth

As part of Accor’s commitment to reduce the Group’s environmental impact, Accor has announced a new commitment to eliminate all guest-related single-use plastic items in all hotels by end 2022.

Beyond the elimination of all plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds already engaged, Accor will eliminate all guest-related single-use plastic items in our nearly 5,000 hotels in 110 countries by end 2022.

Relevant alternatives to single-use plastics are already proposed, for some others, sourcing is in progress with the aim to ensure the same level of guest experience.

To go even further on fighting plastic, Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

This movement draws a line in the sand in the fight against plastic waste and pollution. Governments and businesses, such as Accor, commit to a set of ambitious targets. They  will work together to eliminate the plastic items they don’t need; innovate so all plastics we do need are designed to be safely reused, recycled, or composted; and circulate everything they use to keep it in the economy and out of the environment.