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Stay at This Plastic-Free Hotel During Your Next Trip to Vancouver

by Holly Riddle

Nov 22, 2022

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Looking to make your next trip more sustainable? Choose a hotel that puts eco-friendliness first — like Fairmont Pacific Rim.


This Vancouver, British Columbia, luxury hotel recently announced its removal of all single-use plastics from its property and has since received Single-Use Plastic Free Certification from GreenStep Solutions, Inc.




© Courtesy of Fairmont Pacific Rim

The process of removing all of the hotel’s single-use plastics from the entirety of the guest experience took four years of audits and finding new replacements for the single-use plastics typically found in an average hotel. As a result, the hotel replaced its 36,000 plastic key cards used annually with reusable, cherry wood key cards. Large, refillable toiletry bottles are now found in bathrooms, as opposed to the 198,700 pounds of plastic amenity bottles that would typically be used per year. Plastic water bottles have been replaced with recyclable alternatives. Plastic laundry bags are now reusable, as well. Even in-room amenities like shower caps, cotton swabs and disposable razors have been made more environmentally friendly, as have all food and beverage containers.




© Courtesy of Fairmont Pacific Rim

This certification is a major milestone for our hotel and one we hope to inspire continued sustainability efforts across our industry,” said Jens Moesker, regional vice president and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim. Changing long-held industry practices required creative solutions from all of our staff and this achievement is a testament to their commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship demonstrated by all.”


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