Hyatt Hotels has announced its plan to remove single-use plastic straws and drink picks from it global portfolio.
The move builds on efforts already underway across the brands portfolio, which already includes a reduction in food waste, responsible sourcing and reduced water and energy consumption.
Since launching its 2020 Environmental Sustainability Vision in 2014, Hyatt said it has made “significant strides toward its goals” by integrating sustainability guidelines into purchasing criteria and engaging suppliers around sustainable practices.
Frank Lavey, senior vice president of global operations for Hyatt, said: “At [the company], we care for people so they can be their best, and this care extends to our communities and to preserving resources for future generations.
“Eliminating plastic straws and drink picks builds on the environmental sustainability programmes we have in place and further drives our global efforts to reduce environmental impact. This is a meaningful step, and our commitment doesn’t stop with straws and drink picks. We will continue exploring viable alternatives everywhere we can.”