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Shanghai hotels acting to promote eco-friendliness

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  • Release on:2019-08-20
Shanghai hotels acting to promote eco-friendliness

Hotel guests are encouraged to use and reuse recyclable daily consumables of their own, such as toothbrushes, combs, bath sponges, razors, nail files and shoe polish.

The move is outlined in the city's new regulations on garbage sorting and recycling that went into effect on Monday.

Under the new regulations, most household plastic waste should be sorted and recycled. The city also encourages individuals and companies to reduce their use of disposable plastic products.

The Kunlun Jing An hotel answered the government call by no longer offering the free disposable toiletry kits in its guest rooms starting on Monday unless customers ask. The measure will help reduce waste because the main material of these disposable toiletry kits is plastic, the hotel said.

"It is a good thing to reduce waste in daily life," said Zhang Wei, 40, from East China's Shandong province, who checked in to the hotel for a business trip. He brought a reusable toothbrush after being informed by the hotel of its new policy.

At least 6.5 million sets of disposable toiletry kits are estimated to be used everyday if the occupancy rate is 50 percent for the 13-15 million hotel rooms across China, said Du Liangliang of the Hotel Business Unit of Ctrip, China's leading online travel agency.