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
Examples of Hotels Using Dispensers for Shampoos and Soaps in the Boston Area:
- Why Should Hotels Be Green? – Green Hotels Association
- Green Lodging Dispensers
- American Hotel and Lodging Association
- EPA WasteWise
In The News
- “Eco Friendly Baltimore Hotel Recognized for Contributions to Green Travel” MarketWire, November 2010
- “The Green Guide” Hotel News Resource, September 2010
- “Hotels dispensing with bathroom clutter” MSNBC, May 2010