Hospitality leader ends the use of plastic bags at more than 350 properties across the United States; Now exclusively offers paper and reusable bags.
FAIRFAX, VA. (PRWEB) AUGUST 27, 2018
Guest Services, Inc. today announced that the company will immediately stop using plastic bags at more than 350 properties across the country, continuing its industry-leading sustainability campaign.
Following its recently announced “Skip the Straw” initiative to reduce single-use disposable plastic, Guest Services will instead offer guests eco-friendly reusable or paper bags at its managed and owned hotels, state and national park operations, senior living communities, dining venues and retail outlets.
The changes will take effect immediately.
“We are extremely proud of this most recent development in our ongoing and meaningful sustainability efforts,” said Gerry Gabrys, chief executive officer of Guest Services, Inc. “We expect our latest action to reduce the amount of plastic bags entering the environment by millions annually. We also hope it will help build heightened awareness while encouraging other companies and organizations to operate with more environmentally friendly strategies.”
Plastic bags are a well-known source of pollution. Hazardous to wildlife, they can also block sewage systems, resulting in floods that cause major infrastructure damage.
“Guest Services looks forward to announcing continued sustainability platform expansion in the near future and we thank our valued guests for joining us in our commitment to protect and preserve the environment,” Gabrys said.
For more information about Guest Services, Inc. and its environmental initiatives, please visit https://www.guestservices.com/about-us/sustainability/.
About Guest Services, Inc.
Since 1917, Guest Services has worked tirelessly to earn our reputation as the premier hospitality management company in the United States. We are proud to provide a wide range of customized hospitality management solutions for clients involved in dining services, resorts and hotels, state and national parks, senior living communities, unique retail outlets, special events, condominium management and fresh produce distribution. Today, we stand at the forefront of the hospitality management industry, providing the highest quality food, lodging and leisure services for our valued clients and guests. Guest Services is proud to serve more than 35 million guests annually at over 350 properties nationwide.