The latest eco-friendly hotel trend: Going beef-free to help save the Amazon
It seems that with each day that goes by, more and more companies are making changes to the way they do business in order to reduce their impact on the environment.
One hotel in the nation's capital has decided to contribute to the well-being of the planet by taking select meat items off its menus. The Eaton DC has said that during the months of September and October 2019 no beef will be served in the hotel, as part of a goal to raise $40,000 for Amazon Watch, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the Amazon and its communities.
While no beef will be served, carnivores won't need to look elsewhere, as the hotel will be serving Impossible burgers -- a plant-based beef substitute -- through the end of the year.
This hotel's action is part of a larger trend that we've seen in the travel industry. Brands are examining ways in which they can lessen their footprint on the planet. Airlines and hotels have taken steps to reduce single-use plastic on airplanes and in hotels, and hotel chains have begun offering bonus points to guests who forego excessive room cleanings.
More recently, many hotels have begun taking out individual mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash and replacing them with larger bottles that remain in the bathroom. New York state is even considering banning the use of these individual bottles outright.