Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has created uniforms for its staff made out of recycled plastic.

The Majorca-based hotel chain is replacing its polyester uniforms with the alternative material made from recycled plastic bottles.

Uniforms will be introduced at all 120 of the group’s hotels following “exhaustive tests and trials”. They have been made from a plastic collected from land and sea and tested at Iberostar Paseo de Gracia Hotel in Barcelona and the Iberostar Sábila on Tenerife.

The project will see Iberostar contribute to the removal of 470,000 plastic bottles from oceans and rubbish tips and reduce its use of polyester by 28,000 metres.

The uniforms, which will be rolled-out this year and were designed by Davidelfin, contribute to Iberostar’s commitment to cutting plastic through its Wave of Change initiative.

Grupo Iberostar plans to eliminate the use of single-use plastics from all rooms at its hotels and replace them with more environmentally-friendly materials in 2019. This has already been achieved at all of its hotels in Spain, reducing the amount of plastic waste it generates by 300 tonnes a year.