Waste Reduction and Management
Use Dispensers For Shampoos And Soaps

What Is It?

Many small travel-size hospitality soap and shampoo bottles are discarded half-full, wasting both the soap and the plastic bottle. Replacing these with large dispensers provides guests with shampoo and soap without generating disposable containers. Dispensers can be mounted to a wall and reused and refilled for years.


Disposable soap and shampoo bottles usually end up in landfills, and the soap can leach out into the groundwater. Large soap dispensers create minimal waste and reduce a business’s environmental impact. Soap dispensers require minimal effort to clean and maintain. Additionally, by transitioning to dispensers, there is a great possibility for cost savings.

Read how a hotel with 300 guest rooms can save an average of $10,000 a year.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Seaport Hotel

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

  • None available at this time

Additional Resources

Examples of Hotels Using Dispensers for Shampoos and Soaps in the Boston Area:


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