This has been a busy month filled with tradeshows for the Dispenser Amenities’ team worldwide. Our first show was the China Cruise Shipping Conference 12 in Sanya, China from November 5th to 7th. The CCSC12 was quickly followed by the Boutique Design New York (BNDY) show from the 12th to 13th.
In the hospitality industry, hoteliers are not only looking to cut down on the waste being produced within their hotels – they’re looking to provide convenience, and not just for the guests. One of the aims of every hotel is to increase the efficiency and productivity of its housekeeping staff. As providing personal amenities to guests is a regular and important part of their duties, this task is an optimal area to increase efficiency.
The last thing one expects when arriving at a beach full of tourists is plastic waste everywhere, however, this is what greeted me when I saw the local beach in Sri Lanka for the first time. It amazed me that the local council was not even attempting to deal with the problem. The rivers flowing into the sea are full of plastic of all shapes and sizes and there seems to be no organised effort to combat this issue.
The following is an account of the complete transition of a mid-sized hotel chain as they switch their amenities from a disposable system to an environmentally sustainable system based on Dispensers. Greenscape Hotels is a chain with the objectives to reduce both expenses and their environmental impact, while maintaining the experience and quality standards their guests expect. In just one year they achieved that and more by saving over $500,000 in annual amenity costs per property and eliminating over 7 million pieces of plastic waste.
A new initiative is trying to clean the ocean by curing a century’s old social addiction: our unceasing use of plastic.