IHG has announced a global collaboration with Unilever, the consumer goods company, to replace bathroom miniatures with bulk amenities in over 4,000 hotels. Bulk amenities are defined as being larger bottles/dispensers of at least 250ml in size, which are not replaced after each guest stay. In 2019, IHG, according to the announcement, became the first global hotel company to commit to all of its hotel brands removing bathroom miniatures in favor of larger-size amenities, a key step in its pledge to eliminate single-use items throughout the guest stay by 2030. All of IHG’s markets are now covered by bulk bathroom amenity contracts (with different suppliers in some markets). Unilever’s largest brand, Dove, will supply full-size hand wash, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion to IHG Essentials and Suites Collection hotels, including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Avid Hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites (with some variation by region). The rollout of full-size Unilever products across IHG’s mainstream brands, which accounts for around 80% of the company’s portfolio, follows the recent launch of larger-size bathroom amenities into InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties. The switch to full-size formats is expected to save at least 850 tons of plastic annually in IHG’s Americas region alone. Yasmin Diamond, executive vice president, global corporate affairs, said the move “will spell the end of bathroom miniatures.”