While we strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, we can't always guarantee that the major establishments which we give our business to are doing the same. Now, we can book our stay at this hotel chain in Canada with some peace of mind. As of Tuesday, July 30 the owner of Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), announced that they will be the first global hotel company to remove all miniature plastic toiletry bottles across all of their brands.\nThe mini bottles will be replaced with bulk-sized bathroom amenities in IHG's entire hotel estate, which covers almost 843,000 guest rooms. The company is aiming to complete this transition by 2021. Currently, IHG uses about 200 million of these plastic mini bottles in their hotels.\nIn the company's news release, CEO Keith Barr said, "It’s more important than ever that companies challenge themselves to operate responsibly — we know it’s what our guests, owners, colleagues, investors and suppliers rightly expect. Switching to larger-size amenities across more than 5,600 hotels around the world is a big step in the right direction."\nView this post on Instagram Beautiful mountains & blue skies -- the perfect backdrop to another memorable stay. #joyoftravel A post shared by Holiday Inn (@holidayinn) on Sep 10, 2016 at 2:15pm PDT\nBack in October 2018, IHG had announced the complete removal of plastic straws from its entire hotel estate by the end of 2019. The latest move to replace their mini toiletry bottles builds on the company's efforts to eliminate plastic waste from their operations.\nAccording to Environmental Defence, less than 11 percent of Canada's plastics get recycled. The majority of our plastic waste ends up in landfills, lakes, parks, and oceans. The most dangerous thing about plastic waste is that it destroys ecosystems by releasing toxic chemicals as it slowly breaks down. It's obviously in our best interests to reduce plastic consumption wherever and whenever we can.\nThe Twitterverse has so far been congratulating IHG on their move towards sustainability.\nI always tend to grab the bottles, which end up in my bathroom closet until I eventually end up dumping them in bulk. Anyone else love this idea?https://t.co/hZiXFyAKrs#KHOU11 #HTownRush— Brandi Smith (@BrandiKHOU) July 31, 2019\nA tiny little bit of good news today. Props to @HolidayInnHoliday Inn owner ditching mini shampoos to cut plastic pollution https://t.co/6srCzB16tY— Mat Walton (@Mat__Walton) July 30, 2019\nGreat lead from @CrownePlaza @HolidayInn Let's hope this initiative spurs other hoteliers on,to remove more #SingleUsePlastics in rooms and dining rooms, often full of plastic sachets of sauces, sugar, vinegar. @VisitScotland @KSBScotland @ZeroWasteScot promote this action!— Littoral Art (@LittoralArt) July 30, 2019\nThe key here is they're not simply REMOVING the small plastic bottles, they're replacing them with larger containers so the service is still there. A good solution for @HolidayInn would be tamper-resistant shampoo dispensers like some of their lower-market competition use. https://t.co/EC7kgqJclH pic.twitter.com/s6W0Uh87xr— Shawn Wenzel (@shawnwenzel) July 30, 2019\nPerhaps this move by IHG will inspire other corporations to follow suit and show their commitment to sustainability.