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Soho House to cut plastic from all 23 global members’ clubs

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Soho House has today announced it intends to dramatically reduce plastic throughout its 23 members’ clubs around the world.

The members’ club and creative community will be one of the world’s first adopters of A Plastic Planet’s Commitment Mark ‘working towards plastic free’.  

The Commitment Mark comprises five headline commitments including undertaking a plastic audit across each of the company’s 23 houses around the world.  

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The group will also introduce a board-level Plastic Free Ambassador who will be in regular communication with staff and members on progress.  

Opened last year, Little Beach House Barcelona will be at the heart of global efforts to reduce plastic from its business, acting as a testbed for plastic-free solutions, working as a template for the houses around the world and for other hospitality businesses. 

The Commitment Mark is awarded to forward-thinking global businesses that demonstrate a serious and measurable approach to reducing their dependence on plastic.  

Founded in London in 2017, A Plastic Planet is a not-for-profit aiming to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap. 

A Plastic Planet co-founder Sian Sutherland said: “For more than two decades Soho House has consistently raised the bar across the world.

“They were perfect candidates to adopt our Commitment Mark, yet again setting a new standard that we all hope will one day be the new normal.

“We have been so impressed at the personal drive to reduce plastic from CEO level to every member of the team. Having already visited Mumbai and both houses in Barcelona, we know a whole new plastic-free experience is soon going to await their members. None of us are plastic saints and those words ‘plastic’ and ‘free’ must never be devalued, hence this is a Commitment Mark showing real intention to pursue change. Of course, it isn’t easy, we have all become blind to the omnipresence of plastic everywhere; but every head chef, every house manager and every bar manager at Soho House is committed to make this happen.” 

Soho House chief communications and strategy officer, Peter Chipchase said: “We’re delighted to adopt A Plastic Planet’s Plastic Free Commitment Mark. In creating a home from home for our members, we want to ensure our business does right by our planet.  

“Over the coming months we will be working hard with A Plastic Planet to radically reduce our plastic consumption in our 23 locations worldwide.” 

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