Throughout its 40-year history, Edwardian Hotels London has been committed to responsible business practices, with a focus on ethics, culture, community and the environment. Which is why this spring, as the first in a radical series of ‘going green’ initiatives that will take place across the whole group, the company has decided to replace plastic straws with a paper alternative.
Introduced by the Director of Service Excellence, Amir Jati, the policy will apply to all the brands’ venues, namely The May Fair Hotel and Radisson Blu Edwardian London, together with its 20 restaurants and four spas.
Said Jati, “There is so much plastic waste washing up on our beaches and polluting our oceans; plastic straws are a particular menace, taking literally hundreds of years to decompose. By replacing the thousands we use each week with biodegradable varieties, I like to think that Edwardian Hotels London is making a small contribution to helping the environment.”
The coming months will see Edwardian Hotels London announce further strategies relating to its use of plastics. Details will be announced in due course.