Sustainable Travel: Young Travelers Drive Hilton's Latest Effort To Cut Carbon Footprint In Half
Fresh towels, clean linens, and toiletries are a few of the items guests expect when checking into a hotel room. They're considered basics at just about any hotel, but they also contribute to the large amounts of water and energy consumption by the hotel industry--not to mention the waste it produces.
Some hotels are catching on and taking action. Earlier this year, Hilton Hotels announced a major sustainability initiative including plans to cut carbon emissions by 61% (in line with the Paris Climate Agreement) and reduce water consumption and produced waste by 50%.