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The Best Western Opéra Liège in Paris has ditched all single-use plastic in exchange for eco-friendly alternatives.

The move is said to save more than 24,000 plastic bottles, 55,000 cosmetic packages, and 16,000 plastic bags every year.

‘A zero-waste ecosystem’

Working with Racing For The Oceans – who ‘strive to connect a zero waste ecosystem to the activity sectors it works with’ – the hotel’s 50 rooms and suites will no longer feature any single-use plastic from the end of February.

Guests will be given wooden key cards to access rooms, and amenities such as laundry bags and slippers will be made from bamboo.

All snacks in the mini bar will be plastic-free, and water bottles will be replaced with a water fountain and refillable glass bottles.

Shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel will be provided in the form of a three-in-one solid bar, while bamboo toothbrushes will be provided along with toothpaste in a lozenge form.

Guests can also make use of the Nespresso machines installed in the room which use biodegradable paper coffee capsules.

‘Zero-waste suppliers’

Speaking to Business Traveller, Co-Founder of Racing For The Oceans Marine Pescot said: “We are definitely looking to work with other hotels and to develop a bigger portfolio of zero-waste suppliers…

“Our objective is to work with bigger groups and advise them on what suppliers they can work with.”

You can find out more about Racing For The Oceans here

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.