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2019

  • January 11, 2019

    Bird of the Quarter: Partridge

    Partridges: Christmas Bird How often did you sing the line “…and a partridge in a pear tree!” this Christmas? It’s a pretty ubiquitous seasonal phrase, though we often sing it without thinking about what the partridge is doing in the pear tree. Grey partridges, little orange-and-grey birds referenced in the song, love to live in […]

  • January 11, 2019

    Stemming The Plastic Tide In Guatemala

    Stemming The Plastic Tide In Guatemala Many countries that are developing economically are simultaneously developing astonishing plastic waste problems. Guatemala is one such country, and its plastic problem is getting so bad that neighbouring Honduras has blamed them for causing an “environmental disaster” in the Caribbean Sea. Lacking an efficient waste disposal system, Guatemala has […]

  • January 11, 2019

    World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail, by Royal Caribbean

    During her first season, Symphony of the Seas will sail from Barcelona, Spain, on a seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise. On 28 October, 2018, she repositioned to her home port, the Port of Miami in Florida, United States. In November 2018, she began Caribbean cruises.

  • January 10, 2019

    Tackling Honey Bee Hive Collapse With Dan Heffernan

    Did you know that bees are trying to adapt to humanity’s expanding single plastics lifestyle? Researchers at York University have found that several species of bee are using plastic waste that gets into their environments to help make their nests. It’s not that every species can do this, though. The tests showed that two species, […]

  • January 10, 2019

    Two New Team Members Join Dispenser Amenities

    Daniel Lee…All in the family! We are delighted to welcome Daniel Lee to our Asian Pacific Sales Team. He is joining his sister, Miranda, our Asia Pacific Sales Manager, where he will work on developing new customer relationships with a focus on the fast-developing China market. The Asia Pacific market is growing by leaps and […]

2018

  • September 21, 2018

    Dispenser Amenities Supports Spiny Softshell Turtle Conservation

    The Head Office of Dispenser Amenities is located in London, Canada, a city of nearly 400,000 people located in Southwestern Ontario, about half way between Toronto and Detroit.  And like the London on the other side of the Ocean, our London has lots of names borrowed from them, like Oxford Street, Piccadilly Street, Hyde Park […]

  • September 21, 2018

    Introducing SOLera Dispensers

    When it comes to hospitality trends, two things that never go out of style are simplicity and function. By offering these in a contemporary, 21st century design, while cutting down on waste, hoteliers can both satisfy and impress any guest that comes through their doors. Dispenser Amenities’ SOLera Dispenser is the perfect choice for any […]

  • September 21, 2018

    Customer Feature: Marylanza Suites & Spa

    The Marylanza Suites & Spa, on the beautiful island of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands, doesn’t have to work too hard to achieve a tropical atmosphere. Close to beaches, shopping centres, and high-end restaurants, the Marylanza is in the perfect location for an amazing vacation. This is why they’ve worked extra hard to create a […]

  • September 21, 2018

    Hadleigh Osborne

    Dispenser Amenities is delighted to introduce our new Sales Manager, EMEA, Mr. Hadleigh Osborne. He will be looking after all Sales and Customer Relationship functions in the vibrant territory encompassing Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hadleigh brings with him a broad spectrum of education and work experience in the Hotel and Hospitality industry and he will add […]

  • September 21, 2018

    Bird of the Quarter: The Hoatzin

    If you paddle down the Amazon River through the rainforests of South America, an intense… stench might waft by your canoe. Don’t jump to conclusions, because it might not be industrial pollution, dumped waste, or decomposing living material. It’s probably the smell of the hoatzin welcoming you to the jungle.

  • September 21, 2018

    The Turtle Lab

    Dispenser Amenities has been supporting Scott Gillingwater and the Species at Risk’s mission to save the Spiny Softshell Turtle from certain extinction since 2015. The turtle population in the area had been declining for decades when Scott arrived on the scene in 1994. Immediately, he knew that his future lay in bringing this vulnerable reptile back from the […]

  • July 17, 2018

    The Turtle Lab: Where Small Beginnings Create Big Change

    For the past number of years, Dispenser Amenities has been thrilled to support the research and preservation efforts of the Spiny Softshell Turtle lead by Scott Gillingwater. This year we are fortunate to have the opportunity to witness his efforts first-hand.

  • June 19, 2018

    The Widening Gyres: The Dark Days of Worldwide Ocean Pollution

    There’s a swirling gyre of plastic in the Pacific Ocean, and it’s getting bigger every year. Despite being called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex, it’s not an oceanic landfill as you might expect – the patch is made up mostly of very small pieces of disposable plastic trapped by ocean […]

  • June 19, 2018

    Major Hospitality Brands Trending in a Move Away from Disposables

    Dispenser Amenities is the proud Dispenser brand standard in Marriott’s Four Points, Aloft and Element hotel brands worldwide, along with the Sheraton Hotels in Japan. Larry Mogelonsky, P. Eng.  of LMA Communications Inc. has penned a thoughtful and informative article in Hotel Interactive (May 16) about his recent visit to Japan and his stay at […]

  • June 19, 2018

    The Art of Saving Whales

    It can be hard to fathom the problem of plastic in the world’s oceans. They are such vast places, and the disposable plastic we toss away is so small, it’s difficult to visualize the more than 8 million tons that end up in aquatic ecosystems every year. Art commissioned by the Mote Marine Laboratory and […]

  • June 19, 2018

    Harrah’s Resort SoCal Sends Out A CodeGreen

    Harrah’s Resort SoCal is not only one of San Diego’s premier hotels, it’s also one of the most environmentally-conscious resort destinations in the state of California. The commitment to helping the environment hasn’t stopped visitors from having fun – it’s only added to the unique experience.

  • June 19, 2018

    The Blue-Footed Booby

    The Mating Dance of the Blue Footed Booby The Galapagos Islands is a beautiful ecosystem full of amazing animals that can’t be observed almost anywhere else. One such animal is the graceless, adorable blue-footed booby – a marine bird that uses the islands as a nesting spot. Their mating antics and comfort around humans make […]

  • March 21, 2018

    Dispenser Amenities’ Continued Effort for the Spiny Turtles

    In our continued effort to preserve the Spiny Softshell Turtles, Dispenser Amenities will again be supporting The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) for the fourth consecutive year. Spiny Softshell Turtles continue to be listed as one of the most highly Endangered Species in all of Canada. The Thames River in London, Ontario, Canada is […]

  • March 21, 2018

    A Recent Sighting and Birdwatchers Guide for the Yellow Cardinal

    Just this past month amateurs and professional birdwatchers alike began flocking to Alabama as the report of sighting a rare Yellow Cardinal hit the national headlines.  The Yellow Cardinal, a unique mutation of the more common Red Cardinal, is a must see for many serious birders who took to the road to try and catch […]

  • March 16, 2018

    5 Traditional Hotels That Set An Eco-Friendly Standard

    It’s great news for the hotel industry that so many properties across the world have been seeking out opportunities to get green certified and institute more eco-friendly policies. Some properties go to such lengths for sustainability initiative year after year. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration we’ve compiled a quick list of some of […]

  • March 16, 2018

    Largest Four Points by Sheraton in the world opening in Mecca

    The new year is an exciting time for many of the world’s largest hotel chains who are looking to new regions and markets to extend their exceptional service and amenities. The Middle East is one of those regions that is not only attracting foreign tourists but looking to provide their own citizens with exceptional levels […]

2017

  • November 22, 2017

    Tradeshow Season

    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.

  • October 31, 2017

    The WAVE of the Future: Dispensers with a View!

      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 […]

  • October 24, 2017

    Plastic Beaches

    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 […]

  • May 12, 2017

    Case Study: The Impact of Shower Dispensers on a Medium Sized Hotel Chain

    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 […]

  • March 24, 2017

    The Plastic Tide

    A new initiative is trying to clean the ocean by curing a century’s old social addiction: our unceasing use of plastic.

  • March 20, 2017

    How Your Hotel Can Help Protect Migrating Birds

    Spring has sprung!  As exciting as that is, it does pose some danger to migrating birds who may fly into windows. Each year, over 350 Million birds are killed when colliding with windows and highrise buildings.

  • March 8, 2017

    One Hoteles Rolls Out Custom Amenity Dispensers

    Dispenser Amenities is delighted to announce that our Dispensers are now being rolled out in One Hoteles locations across Mexico. Using our two-chambered AVIVA Dispensers in satin silver, and customised with their own branded labels, One Hoteles is maximising hotel room convenience while staying in line with their aesthetic and brand.

  • February 3, 2017

    A Plastic Tide – A Video by SkyNEWS

    In this video we are exposed to some of the many horrors plaguing the plastic graveyards that our oceans have become. These plastics find their way into every level of our fragile ecosystem, and eventually end up back on shore in one form or another. From the tiniest of plankton to the largest of whales, […]

  • January 20, 2017

    A Wholly Natural Disposable Dining Solution

    While many cultures across the globe have been known to use plant leaves as tableware throughout their history, it is generally attributed to either cultural tradition or a region’s lack of wealth. A German company, Leaf Republic, is hoping to change that and bring eating upon plant leaves into the mainstream.

2016

  • October 31, 2016

    TripAdvisor to Ban All Attractions Involving Wild or Endangered Animals

    In another win for animal rights activists around the world, TripAdvisor will no longer be selling tickets to attractions that involve contact with wild or endangered animals. Some properties and events have already been removed from the company’s website, while the remaining banned attractions will be fully removed by early 2017. The policy was 6 […]

  • August 31, 2016

    Casein – The New Milk-Based Food Casing

    It’s edible, it feels like plastic wrap, it’s extremely effective at preventing food spoilage, and it’s made from milk protein. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a new, biodegradable food packaging that should be protecting products on store shelves before the year 2020.

  • August 12, 2016

    Rio Summer Olympics by the Numbers

    Once again, the Summer Olympics are upon us. In sharp contrast to the usual “bigger is better” mantra, this year’s edition is scaled back to have an emphasis on sustainability. In fact, the Games themselves have a projected carbon footprint of zero. How did Rio manage to put together such a spectacular event while keeping […]

  • June 20, 2016

    Save the Bees

    Bees are often thought of as picnic pests or adorable mascots but, in reality, they are unsung heroes, contributing to mankind’s survival in many different ways.  Seventy of the top 100 food crops – the equivalent of 90% of the world’s nutrition – rely on pollination by bees.[1] Besides crops, approximately 90% of wild plants […]

  • June 20, 2016

    World’s Tiger Population Bounces Back

    Barely 100 years ago, tigers roamed an expansive territory ranging from Siberia to the southern islands of Indonesia. Now, there are only a few scattered regions which they call home. From a peak population of over 100,000 tigers, the population dropped precipitously to just 3,200 in 2010. Their lack of a future seemed assured until […]

  • June 20, 2016

    The Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort

    The gorgeous Terrace Beach Resort has been a customer of Dispenser Amenities for many years. Owned and operated by Beverly Hills 90210 and Call Me Fitz television and film star Jason Priestley and his family, the resort is located along the spectacular British Columbia coastline. Terrace Beach Resort has all the amenities of a luxurious […]

  • June 20, 2016

    Recent Developments in Plastic Reduction

    One Green Planet’s Plastic Graphics One Green Planet has created a series of beautiful graphics displaying the obscene amount of plastic that we use each day. From containers to microbeads to cutlery, we have become a society utterly dependant on plastic and it’s killing our planet. While the best defence against this threat is to […]

  • June 20, 2016

    Going the Distance

    To say it’s a long way from our Head Office in London, Canada to the Nouvata Parc Hotel is an understatement.  We were contacted last year by the Hotel’s  Manager,  Emmanuelle Masson, to possibly supply Dispensers and Shower Liquids for the property. That’s a contact like we have every day.  But this was a bit […]

  • March 21, 2016

    Dispenser Amenities wins one of eight Supplier Excellence Awards from Starwood

    What began with an Invitation to attend the Starwood America’s Leadership Conference on February 16th would lead Dispenser Amenities into a wonderful surprise. Just before leaving for the meetings in Denver that would include 1300 top managers from head office and properties of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide throughout the Americas, Dispenser Amenities President, Ian […]

  • March 21, 2016

    Cleaning the Oceans and the Earth

    Bringing awareness to environmental issues has been a priority for Dispenser Amenities for many years. In recent years, celebrities have notably been using their fame as a platform to advocate for environmentalism. The 2016 Oscars recognized some of the best actors of our generation, including the often nominated but frequently overlooked Leonardo DiCaprio. In his […]

  • March 21, 2016

    The Great – Green – Wall of China

    For over twenty years, Dispenser Amenities has worked very hard to make a real difference in environmental issues, from our core mission of introducing amenity Dispensers aimed at reducing plastic hotel waste to supporting green initiatives such as The Plastic Pollution Coalition.  Naturally, we are always on the lookout for projects that strive to implement […]

  • March 21, 2016

    Power to the Pipes!

    Over the years, a variety of renewable energy sources have emerged, one of the most popular being hydroelectric power. Hydroelectric power, though popular, is far from perfect. In fact, there are a number of environmental costs associated with this process. Traditionally, the power is generated through the use of dams. Dams are infamous for disrupting […]

  • March 21, 2016

    NCL goes BIG with the Norwegian Escape and Personalizes AVIVA Shower Dispensers for their Entire Fleet!

    Norwegian Cruise Lines’ newest and most innovate ship, the Norwegian Escape, launched in the fall of 2015 and is currently the largest in the fleet, with 19 decks and a guest capacity of 4248. Norwegian Escape is the third largest cruise ship on the planet. Dispenser Amenities has a long and proud relationship with Norwegian […]

  • February 5, 2016

    How can we HEAL A PLASTIC OCEAN? – Film Trailer

    An extraordinary new adventure documentary that illuminates our human impact on oceans and our food chain due to plastic pollution. The film has been four years in the making, and as shooting wraps, its producers are looking for a major global distributor so that as many people on the planet as possible will have the […]

  • January 6, 2016

    Introducing Dispenser Amenities New Office Members

    Dispenser Amenities is proud to introduce two new office members. Tucker, our Ragdoll Kitten, arrived in June, 2015, at 8 weeks of age. Followed quickly by Spencer, our Havanese puppy, at the end of July. They quickly fell in love with each other, and their new positions as office greeters!!! They enrich all of our lives daily with their […]

  • January 4, 2016

    The Environmental Impact of K-Cups, and the Solution

    There are two things that we want: to leave a clean and beautiful planet for our children, and our morning cup of coffee. Recently, these two desires have come into conflict thanks to the rise of single-serving coffee pods. These pods make it easy to brew a morning cup of coffee, but contribute an alarming […]

  • January 4, 2016

    Sonesta Hotels Partner with Dispenser Amenities

    The Sonesta Collection is a global luxury hotel brand with more than 55 locations in 8 countries including The Sonesta Cruise Collection, a fleet of luxury river ships. Sonesta also took advantage of the growing ‘Extended Stay’ segment and aggressively launched Sonesta ES Suites in 17 markets with the conversion of 15 Staybridge Suites and […]

  • January 4, 2016

    Ritz-Carlton Naples Improves its Kitchen Offerings with a Farm in a Box

    The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida has latched onto the next evolution of efficient farming. With the demand for local and organic produce growing each quarter, companies everywhere are looking for the most cost-effective method to deliver high-quality food onto plates. Enter Williamson Greenhouse’s “CropBox”. North Carolina-based Williamson Greenhouses invented the CropBox to offer affordable, efficient […]

  • January 4, 2016

    Guatemalan Forest Communities Protect Their Own

    Deep within the jungles of Guatemala, a chainsaw echoes across the hills. A pair of young men take their cutting instruments to a nearby sapling. As they begin their work, police show up to stop the illegal cutting. However, these law enforcement agents are not from the federal government or a national park service, but […]

  • January 4, 2016

    The Paper Alternative

    There are very few places in the world that have not heard of or used a straw in some way. From the early Sumerians drinking beer in 3000 BCE to the modern fast food chain around the corner, this handy implement has been a fixture in beverages for millennia. The first commercial drinking straws came […]

  • January 4, 2016

    Global Soap Joins Forces with Clean the World

    The world’s only large-scale recyclers of hotel soap have combined their operations and charitable efforts! Clean the World and Global Soap have contributed to a 30 percent reduction in childhood deaths from hygiene-related illnesses since 2009. The blended organization capitalizes on strengths developed separately by each group over the past six years. Under the new operating […]

2015

  • September 22, 2015

    Dispenser Amenities Supports Spiny Softshell Turtle Conservation

    The Head Office of Dispenser Amenities is located in London, Canada, a city of nearly 400,000 people located in Southwestern Ontario, about half way between Toronto and Detroit.  And like the London on the other side of the Ocean, our London has lots of names borrowed from them, like Oxford Street, Piccadilly Street, Hyde Park […]

  • September 22, 2015

    Whales Ask for Help as Ocean Pollution Increases

    When a boat of fishermen,  north of Sydney, Australia, first noticed a whale nudging the side of their boat, they did what most young people would do first:  they took a  “selfie”!  However, after a few quick photos, one of the  fishermen noticed a fishing line and plastic bag entangled in the whale’s mouth.  “It was […]

  • September 22, 2015

    Spooky Hotels for Halloween

    1) Provincial Hotel The haunted Provincial Hotel in New Orleans is considered to be one of the most popular locations when it comes to experiencing the spiritual world. Part of this hotel, located in the French Quarter at 1024 Chartres Street, was once a Confederate hospital. Maids have reported seeing confederate soldiers and surgeons roaming the rooms […]

  • September 22, 2015

    BioHotel Organic Suites, Bogota

    Last year, Dispenser Amenities was approached by one of the most fascinating hotel projects in South America: BioHotel Organic Suites. Owner Samuel Huertas was enticed by the quality and look of our new iQon Chrome Dispensers. After a short discussion, Samuel was convinced that our Dispensers were the perfect look for his innovative 72-room eco-property […]

  • June 29, 2015

    YVE Hotel

    Last December, Host Hotels & Resorts Lodging Investment Trust, along with Destination Hotels Group, launched a new hotel concept in Downtown Miami.  The YVE Hotel, a 243-room facility located in downtown Miami adjacent to the American Airlines Arena boasts an excellent view of the Port of Miami. The YVE Hotel has partnered with the Wynwood […]

  • June 29, 2015

    The Combination of Technology and Style is Perfectly Executed by Aloft Hotel Chain

    With approximately 100 hotels in operation and others opening soon in 15 countries around the world, Starwood’s Aloft brand delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape. For the ‘always on’ next generation of traveler, the Aloft brand offers a tech-forward, vibrant experience and a modern style that is very different by design. […]

  • June 29, 2015

    The #BanTheBag Campaign is Exploding as a Worldwide Trend

    In 2000, Mumbai, India imposed a ban on plastic bags after facing an urban litter crisis and intense flooding. In 2002, Bangladesh also banned plastic bags.  These bans were the first to be highly publicized, not because of the environmental benefits, but because eliminating plastic bags provided disaster mitigation and prevention.  The situation arose because […]

  • June 29, 2015

    Project Ocean Cleanup

    It’s no secret that rampant plastic use for everyday consumption is transforming marine life in our oceans.  Every year a staggering 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans.  The majority of the plastic is concentrated by converging currents into 5 major spots around the world.  These trash hotspots are called gyres, and they are […]

  • June 29, 2015

    Welcoming Jarad Fisher to the Dispenser Amenities Team

    Our search for the perfect candidate to join our hospitality service team ended at a wonderful London, Ontario event: The Student 2 Business Networking Conference (S2B).  Dispenser Amenities’ staff Michael Faulds and Aja Lee attended as recruiters while, Western University soon-to-be graduate, Jarad Fisher attended the event in search of local employment opportunities. After a fabulous […]

  • May 6, 2015

    A Letter to Dispenser Amenities from Congressman Sam Farr

    Thank you very much Sam Farr for taking the time to learn about Dispenser Amenities’ efforts toward plastic pollution reduction, as well as the efforts of the other participants at the 2015 Innovation Showcase on Capitol Hill.  We received a letter yesterday (see below) from Sam Farr thanking Dispenser Amenities for participating, and informing us that […]

  • March 25, 2015

    Dispenser Amenities Invited to Innovation Showcase on Capitol Hill

    March 16, 2015 was a day created to focus the attention of Lawmakers in Washington on the crisis of plastic waste in our oceans and also a day for 20 Innovative Companies, including Dispenser Amenities, to demonstrate to those on Capitol Hill ways to reduce or eliminate that flow of plastic waste. Daniella Russo and […]

  • March 25, 2015

    Why Disposables should be considered the Most Expensive Items on Earth!

    The cost to remove all of the disposable garbage from the world’s oceans, would exceed the monetary reserves of any country on the planet! In the modern economy, environmentally conscious manufacturers and consumers consider price to include not only the purchase price, but also the disposal cost.  Fifty years ago both consumers and manufacturers were […]

  • March 25, 2015

    Dispenser Amenities President on Sustainable Housing in Canada

    When Ian Wallace founded Dispenser Amenities Inc., he embarked on a mission to change the way people think about disposables in hospitality bathrooms.  Now, over 20 years later and having realized that dream, he is delighted to take part in another sustainable development project, this time from his seat on the Board of Directors at […]

  • March 25, 2015

    IHG approves Dispenser Amenities for Holiday Inn Express throughout Europe

    Our Customized AVIVA Dispenser was recently approved by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for all Holiday Inn Express locations across Europe! IHG loved the quality of the AVIVA Dispenser, the huge environmental benefits and also the financial savings they offer properties. Popular worldwide, our sleek AVIVA units look just fantastic with the Holiday Inn Express labels. […]

  • March 12, 2015

    Plastic Pollution Videos

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  • January 6, 2015

    Ocean Pollution Hampers the Search for Missing AirAsia Flight 8501 (CNN News)

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  • January 4, 2015

    As Conservation Efforts Increase, so do the Motivations and Resources of Poachers

    The latest toll on Africa’s wildlife has been unthinkable. Our planet is dealing with an unmatched spike in prohibited wildlife trade, threatening to upset decades of development and conservation gains.  Innocent animals are being butchered for nothing more than skin and bones. Successful conservation efforts over the last few years have actually presented a brand […]

  • January 4, 2015

    A New Travel Trend has Hospitality Venues Setting up in Uncharted Territories

    Some people like to get away for a while.  To take a nice trip to a hotel or resort, away from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives.  Then there are the people who are looking for something a little more.  Something that makes them feels like they are really away from it all; […]

  • January 4, 2015

    Western University Begins Campaign to Become a National Leader in Sustainability

    In Dispenser Amenities’ hometown London Ontario, the world-renowned Western University (Western) has launched a campaign to become the “greenest” campus in Canada.  A few months ago, Dispenser Amenities’ Accounting Administrator and Western Alumni, Aja Lee, visited the Western campus when she noticed a large new structure erected at one of the major foot-traffic hubs of the university. […]

  • January 4, 2015

    5Gyres’ Fight for Microbead Free Oceans is Moving Forward with Growing Support

    “Once in our lakes and oceans, plastics are there to stay, unless they are eaten by organisms, or wash back up onto shore.” – Anna Cummins, co-founder of 5Gyres. Tiny pieces of plastic can be found in many hygiene products, mass-produced by global manufacturers such as Aveeno, Olay, Carress, Dior, and many other lesser known […]

  • January 4, 2015

    French Distributor Dolcéo builds on success at Equip’Hotel 2014

    This November, Dispenser Amenities recently exhibited at the largest hotel trade show in the world, Equip’Hotel, held semi-annually Paris.  The 2014 Show was a major success both for us and Norbert Wendling, the representative for our French distributor, Dolcéo.  The Equip’Hotel show is immense, outshining the New York Hotel Show on the international stage.  Featuring […]

2014

  • September 24, 2014

    One of the most important in-shower features to guests is often overlooked by hotels when deciding on a Dispenser.

    In the hotel industry, the quality of the guest washroom can turn a mediocre review into a rave review.  In our recent article “What does the average traveler think of Dispensers?”, we explored hundreds of TripAdvisor reviews.  We found that guests love the convenience of Dispensers, as well the environmental benefits associated with reducing the […]

  • September 24, 2014

    Hilton’s best launch, Home2 Suites, carries WAVE Dispenses in every guestroom shower!

    This July, Jim Holthouser, Executive Vice President of Global Brands for Hilton Worldwide, spoke to Hilton’s Home2 Suites brand being the best launch that Hilton has seen to date.  The results are in and it reads very easily – extended stay facilities are a hit – and Home2 Suites by Hilton is right at the […]

  • September 24, 2014

    Dispensers are a big hit at Hampton!

    Hampton by Hilton hotels all across Europe are taking a new approach to bathroom amenities with tremendous advantages for both the environment, and Hampton guests.  With the addition of Dispensers both in the showers and at the vanity, hotels are eliminating all forms of disposable plastic and partially used bars of soap from their bathrooms.  […]

  • September 24, 2014

    Four Points by Sheraton in London shines once again as it successfully hosts the Canadian Women’s Open LPGA Golf Tournament.

    Four Points by Sheraton in London was one of the major co-sponsors of this year’s Canadian Women’s Open golf tournament that was held at London Hunt and Country Club.  The hotel hosted the top golfers attending the Canadian Women’s Open which featured 96 of the top 100 players on the LPGA’s Official Money List including […]

  • September 24, 2014

    The Montana Hotel in London, England discovers enormous benefits from their recent Dispenser purchase.

    The Montana Hotel, a sixty-room property in London, England has recently installed the AVIVA II Custom Satin Dispenser with Basket, and their feedback could not be better.  They chose to install our popular four-chamber Dispenser combo with a two-chambered satin silver AVIVA unit with hand soap and lotion for the vanity, and the two-chambered satin […]

  • September 24, 2014

    The hospitality industry is catching on to the benefits of offering locally grown food.

    Across North America, consumers are realizing the benefits of eating locally grown produce.  It has become such a hot topic that farm-to-table providers are setting up shop all over the continent in the form of online shops, farmer’s markets, and community shared agriculture (CSA) groups.  The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) “What’s Hot in 2014” chef survey […]

  • June 20, 2014

    Scientists are calling for federal legislation to combat the disposable plastic pollution scourge.

    In late 2013, several US Government and Non Government Organizations sponsored a powerful presentation made at the offices of the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Two UCLA students spent an entire semester gathering research and recommendations to address the issue of marine plastic pollution. The data presented in their research identified a drastic situation. The students […]

  • June 20, 2014

    A New Trend has People Heading Online to get Closer to Nature?!

    Technology has a reputation for pushing people farther from nature, however, with the emerging popularity of webcam streaming, we are now seeing technology have the opposite effect.  A new incredibly popular trend has emerged – the live streaming of nature online, nature documentaries in real time.  Recently, a pair of endangered, nesting Ospreys made headlines […]

  • June 20, 2014

    A Message from Starwood President of Global Development, Simon Turner, on Sustainability

    “I really do believe that there’s a generational shift in thinking on sustainability.  And I think that when you look at the generation of owners in their 30s and 40s there’s more sensitivity to sustainability and to eco-awareness than perhaps there was in the generation before.  I just think that as a society we are […]

  • June 20, 2014

    Interested in what the future may hold for the Hospitality Industry? You Need Look no Further than Dubai.

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a well deserved reputation as a tourist destination in the sun, sand and opulence of the wealthy Emirati.  Arguably, it is the luxury capital of the world and, indeed, there are only a few hotels worldwide that can compare to the five star hotels in the UAE, the trendsetters […]

  • June 20, 2014

    Dispenser Amenities is relocating, expanding, and hiring new employees.

    Main Office This July our main office will be moving, but not too far! One block from our current location of 141 Consortium Cres, London, Ontario, a beautiful new facility has opened up at 505 Newbold St, London, Ontario. Our staff and office pets will enjoy the increased space and lunchroom facilities along with some […]

  • May 14, 2014

    Female Travelers Put Family First When Planning Summer Vacation

    Best Western survey shows how women plan, book and spend for summer vacation. “These results really drive home the many factors that women take into consideration when making travel decisions. And how important it is for them to book a summer travel trip that’s a fit for the whole family, including themselves,” said Dorothy Dowling PHOENIX […]

  • March 20, 2014

    Home2 Suites by Hilton Frisco Receives the Connie Award – Honored as the Year’s Top Home2 Performer

    Dispenser Amenities is very pleased to add another award-winning hotel to our portfolio!  Our customer, Home2Suites Frisco, was recognized with The 2013 Connie Award.  This award signifies the top tier of prestige bestowed upon hotels.  The Connie Award, named after Hilton Worldwide’s founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded to top hotels that lead the brand in […]

  • March 19, 2014

    Dispenser Amenities partners with Global Soap Project. Two organizations with aligned missions

    Every day, hotels in North American dispose of approximately 2.6 million hardly-used bars of soap to landfills.  These same landfills are bursting with millions of partly-used plastic bottles of shower liquids, fellow casualties of the waste associated with the hotel industry. The Global Soap Project, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a non-profit organization with a […]

  • March 19, 2014

    The Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center Wins Our Custom Label Contest from December, 2013

    The Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center is now the official owner of the most beautiful shower Dispensers in the world!  After winning the contest and receiving the congratulatory gift basket, we had a wonderful call from Barbara Wilson, Executive Housekeeper.  She thanked us for the basket mentioning that it was a really nice surprise.  […]

  • March 19, 2014

    Introducing Dispenser Amenities’ Global Customer Profiles

    In every part of the world, from the middle of the Panamanian jungle, to the center of New York City, to our hometown of London, Ontario, you can find like-minded hospitality providers who are dedicated to a brighter future for us all.  Through our sustainable amenities systems, along with countless other strategies, these Leaders in […]

  • March 19, 2014

    From Springmaid Beach to Holland America Princess, a Select Few of Our Favorite Swans Make this 4500 Mile Journey Twice a Year!

    Spring is officially here, or is it?  As avid birders, the Dispenser Amenities team has been patiently waiting for a sight of the annual Tundra Swan migration.  After a long, cold winter that, only now, seems to be dragging a little into spring, we have yet to witness the first flock of swans; the long […]

2013

  • December 18, 2013

    Lindblad Expeditions to be Featured on Jeopardy

    Our customers at Lindblad Expeditions have landed a new primetime television partner – Jeopardy!  From January 20 – 24 and 27 – 31 viewers who have watched the show will be encouraged to visit Jeopardy.com and answer a question about final Jeopardy for a chance to win an expedition aboard a Lindblad every day that […]

  • December 18, 2013

    What Does the Average Traveler Think of Dispensers?

    Are Dispensers widely accepted by travelers who expect luxury?  When International Sales Manager, Andrew Davis attended the Lodging Green Hotel Show earlier this year that was exactly the question on the minds of many attendees.  Of course Andrew could recall dozens of experiences were hoteliers have raved about how well-received the Dispensers have been from […]

  • December 18, 2013

    2013 Was a Great Year in New York City

    The Dispenser Amenities’ team was in New York this November along with over 500 hospitality suppliers to attend the 98th annual International Motel, Hotel, and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) and 4th Boutique Design New York Show (BDNY) at the Javits Center.  Trade attendees fell just 4 short of 16,000, a marked increase from 13,000 last year. […]

  • September 22, 2013

    Digital Ecopolis

    When I first heard about it I couldn’t believe it; computerized cities wired to improve sustainability and quality of life.  There are actually over one hundred of these “smart cities” in planning or development worldwide.  I immediately started looking into the facts and what I found was astonishing – The future is here!  I took […]

  • September 22, 2013

    The Amazing Alaska/Yukon Hotel Chain Operated by Holland America and Princess Cruises

    In early spring last year, when Steve Heinle, Director Hotel Operations and Divisional Corporate Services for HAP Hotels contacted Dispenser Amenities to investigate switching his hotels’ amenity programs from little bottles to Dispensers, his goal was to eliminate the plastic bottle waste from the system.  It was a natural thought, to protect the magnificent natural […]

  • September 22, 2013

    Three of our Iberostar customers are recognized for their sustainability achievements

    Iberostar resorts are some of our most exciting, romantic, and socially conscious customers.  They have recently added seven more properties – in Jamaica and Mexico – to their list of Green Globe Award winning resorts, three of which are Dispenser Amenities customers! Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, Iberostar Paraiso Maya, and Iberostar Paraíso Lindo, all use […]

  • September 22, 2013

    Sluggish green warriors win the fight to keep green energy truly green in Ostrander Point, Ontario

    Wind energy is a rapidly developing, renewable source of power that allows people to feel comfortable using energy knowing they are not causing harm to the environment.  Wind energy along with other renewable power sources like solar power have been hailed as environmental heroes in the ongoing battle to eliminate coal power which has been […]

  • September 22, 2013

    One Ocean Expeditions

    Another leader in the nature-oriented cruise industry has come on board to equip their fleet with our eco-friendly dispensers.  We are very excited and proud to be in business with a company that values nature and the environment as much as we do. Eco-Voyages to the polar caps are rapidly growing in popularity.  Antarctica is […]

  • August 19, 2013

    Freedom and Jeff

    This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control….. Not many people get a picture of this proud bird  snuggled up next to them! Freedom and Jeff Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer.  she came in as a baby in 1998 with two […]

  • August 15, 2013

    JT’s Eco-Adventure to Algonquin Park

    Last week Dispenser Amenities eco-travel team members JT, Mike, Michelle, and Alex were at Algonquin Provincial Park in northern Ontario.  It is one of the world’s biggest nature reserves, covering 7,653 square kilometers (2,955 square miles), and is habitat for wolves, bears, and most of all moose.  Needless to say she was a little nervous […]

  • July 10, 2013

    Is Eco-Travel to China Possible?

    China is a rising hospitality hotspot.  In my recent article about China, I detailed the race that many hospitality corporations are involved in to erect hotels across the country, in order to accommodate the economic boom that the country is experiencing.  The growth in the county, unfortunately, has become somewhat of a concern, if not […]

  • July 4, 2013

    Municipal Event Lodging Tax in the form of Hotel Surcharges

    In our hometown, London, Ontario, there is a political debate about charging a “bed tax” to hotel patrons and putting the money towards funding events.  This tax is already up and running in several other cities throughout Ontario and is common in metropolitan areas throughout the world.  The proposal would have about three percent added […]

  • June 20, 2013

    Partners for a Green Bulgaria

    Our new partners at the Hotel Marina Grand Beach are leading the way to inspire hotels across Europe to improve environmentally sustainable tourism practices. The hotel is centered in the Golden Sands Resort, one the most sought-out and beautiful resorts in the country.  The Black Sea shoreline is literally footsteps from the hotel and the […]

  • June 20, 2013

    Three Displays, Three Products, and Three Awards, at the HI Connect Trade Show 2013

    Our second trip to the Nashville, Tennessee, HI Connect Tradeshow turned out to be a big success!  Now in the second year of its patented vignette layout, the show was quite well attended and displayed some fascinating concepts from some of the top designers around North America. Our International Sales Manager, Andrew Davis was in […]

  • June 20, 2013

    The Quail Lodge and Golf Resort Re-Launches with a $28 Million Renovation Including Custom AVIVA Dispensers

    The Quail Lodge saw some tough times after the economic disaster in late 2008 and by the end of 2009 the tough decision was made to close the lodge.  General Manager, Sarah Cruse was quoted saying “Closing Quail Lodge was a difficult decision, but operations were not sustainable under the former business model and given […]

  • June 20, 2013

    Dispenser Amenities recognized for support of Pelee Island Conservation

    On May 11, 2013, The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) held a recognition event on Pelee Island in appreciation of the donations by Dispenser Amenities to help fund the ongoing conservation efforts carried out on the Island by NCC.  The event coincided with the Spring Song Bird festival that is held annually during the peak […]

  • June 20, 2013

    The Top Ten Hotel Pet Peeves

    This March Dispenser Amenities’ Executive Account Manager, Liz Giles, went to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association and was fortunate enough to catch Colin Powell’s speech about his top ten suggestions for hoteliers.  The speech was a hit at the show, so Liz returned and told me all about it.  His list of problems was […]

  • March 20, 2013

    Dispenser Amenities is Trusted by Some of the Biggest Names in Sports

    When we started this company we would have never predicted that our products would be used by some of the World’s most famous people!  Madison Square Garden Just last month we were contacted by the Madison Square Garden, New York City who wanted to purchase our Classic Dispensers for use in the athlete’s locker rooms.  There […]

  • March 20, 2013

    Hospitality Technology

    Avanade Mobile Applications I will admit that I am personally very hesitant to endorse mobile applications and usually write most of them off as toys, with no real advertising value.  However, there are several that are so great that I can’t help but want to use them and talk about them.  Avanade certainly makes apps […]

  • March 20, 2013

    Dispenser Amenities Sends AVIVA on the World’s First Polar Carbon Neutral Voyage

    Quark Expeditions has combined the spirit of adventure with a deep sense of environmental responsibility and a strong desire to educate others about the wonders of the polar region. Quark has the largest and most diverse fleet of passenger vessels in the Antarctic,  that include the ‘Sea Spirit’, an all-suite ship, and the ‘Ocean Diamond’, […]

  • March 20, 2013

    Hospitality Groups Worldwide are Racing to Keep Pace with the Chinese Economy

    The race is on!  Whether it is to get hotels erected in China, or to accommodate the massive wave of Chinese travelers coming out of China, it seems like the entire hospitality industry is scrambling to get their share of this growth-trending market. Out-bound Travel from China There is wide speculation from several media and […]

  • March 20, 2013

    Come Enjoy Great Tradeshows With Dispenser Amenities

    AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show The 2013 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade show will take place from March 26-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX. AAHOA is one of the fastest-growing organizations in the hospitality industry and is the perfect setting for Dispenser Amenities to showcase Dispenser Amenities full product offering. […]

  • February 2, 2013

    WAVE Shower Dispensers are the Perfect Choice for Spas, Resorts and Upscale Hotels

    The WAVE Shower Dispenser by Dispenser Amenities is sleek, sexy, appealing, and adds excitement to any shower, in any setting.  WAVE Dispensers not only provide cost savings but they also bring a level of sophistication and elegance that has been endorsed by some of the world’s largest hotels, Home2Suites and Best Western but it has […]

  • January 2, 2013

    Introducing iQon™ The World’s Most Beautiful Dispenser.

    May we present iQon, the newest Dispenser design family from Dispenser Amenities.  Created to appeal to the world’s most discerning Hotels and their Guests, iQon raises the bar on good looks in a single or multi-chamber Dispenser system that surpasses all competition. Strikingly AttractiveFrom the very beginning, we set out to make iQon a design […]

  • January 2, 2013

    Wildwood Snowmass opens with custom AVIVA Dispensers

    Dispenser Amenities is so proud to have our hand in the Wildwood Snowmass hotel launch!  This trendy new facility certainly exhibits some of the finest building design Starwood has to offer.  When contacted about supplying Wildwood with our eco-friendly AVIVA Dispensers, we were overjoyed to be a part of such a prestigious opening. Snowmass, Colorado, […]

  • January 2, 2013

    News from the World Wide Effort to End Plastic Pollution

    Why is this important?The biggest problem associated with plastic is that it is very easy to produce, but very hard to break down.  The most protested plastic items are those that are used only to store another item for a short time before beginning a long life on its own as pollution: Bags, bottles, and […]

  • January 2, 2013

    Introducing Andrew Davis, International Sales Manager

    We are very proud to introduce Andrew Davis, our new International Sales Manager.  Andrew has just started at Dispenser Amenities and comes from a sales background with over 20 years’ experience doing both tradeshows and face-to-face presentations. With a sales history dating back to the early 90s, Andrew is the perfect fit for the job.  […]

  • January 2, 2013

    The World’s Greatest Hotel Show, Equip’Hotel in Paris

    This is completely insane.  There are two major Hotel Shows in the World and on Sunday, November 11, 2012, these shows both opened, on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean.  In New York, the International Hotel Show had just been blasted by Hurricane Sandy.  There were exhibitors who had lost their complete exhibits to the […]

2012

  • December 19, 2012

    Is Facebook advertising still a cost-effective and trustworthy advertising medium for the hospitality industry?

    Edgerank and Promoted Posts As we all have noticed, the cost of a corporate Facebook presence has dramatically increased over the last year.  After going public, the network is facing pressure to increase profitability which is clearly being dealt with by coming up with new ways to charge business pages.  By raising awareness about their […]

  • November 23, 2012

    An Eco-Adventure in Senegal?

    Africa is a place that I have always wanted to visit.  Senegal is on the west coast, making it one of the closest African destinations to North America.  Senegal has several interesting attractions for eco-travelers; here are some of the things I am adding to my bucket list: Kédougou I really had to dig deep […]

  • November 12, 2012

    #GreenHouston Contest Update

    This summer Dispenser Amenities: The Eco-Travelers Club ran the #GreenHouston Sweepstakes and Design Your Own Eco-Vacation Contest.  Our contest winners were out enjoying their prizes last month.  Our grand prize winner Kathy Davis was unable to make it to Houston because of a personal commitment so we randomly selected a new winner – Shaun Brown […]

  • November 9, 2012

    Four Great Travel-Worthy Events for Remembrance Day or Veteran’s Day

    Belgium – Menin Gate Memorial Ceremony Since November eleventh, Armistice Day, is a public holiday in Belgium, there are a great number of people able to attend ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the end of World War 1.  One of the most prestigious ceremonies is a special church service at St. George’s Church preceding the […]

  • September 21, 2012

    Dispenser Amenities Pairs With The Nature Conservancy in The Pelee Island Project

    This summer we sat down with Linda Branderhorst of The Nature Conservancy after meeting her while organizing our event for the 2012 Nature Conservancy “Picnic for the Planet” which was an attempt to set a world record of Picnickers around the world on Earth Day.  Due to poor weather conditions, unfortunately, the record was not […]

  • September 20, 2012

    The Vacation That Lasted a Lifetime

    What started as a casual conversation between guest and staff on a Baltic Cruise has landed a Room Stewardess in Canada on a life changing course. In 2008, my wife Judy and I, Dispenser Amenities’ President, Ian Wallace, were on a Baltic Cruise, enjoying three days in St. Petersburg as well as stops in Helsinki, […]

  • September 20, 2012

    Top 5 Hotel Animal Mascots

    First Matilda the Algonquin Cat, from the Algonquin Hotel, New York City is, to my knowledge, the only cat with her own Email address (matildaalgonquincat@algonquinhotel.com).  She comes from a long line of Algonquin Feline mascots dating back to the 1930’s when a stray cat named Rusty sought shelter in the hotel.  Frank Case, owner of […]

  • September 20, 2012

    The Eco-Tourism Giant of Panama

    Raul Arias de Para has created a family of eco-friendly lodges in the Panamanian rain forest that have set an example that the whole world should be aware of.  The Canopy Tower Family sole purpose for creation was to allow people to experience the magnificence of the rain forest without causing any damage to it.  […]

  • September 20, 2012

    The Pioneers of Green Hotels

    Eco-travel and Eco-tourism are two very widely used terms here in 2012, but it wasn’t always that way.  The term eco-tourism first arose in the late 80’s as a term to describe vacations to undeveloped regions to explore nature.  During the 90’s people started to take a new approach to the concept and by the […]

  • September 17, 2012

    Summer Facebook Contest Winners

    We are so happy to announce the winners of our Facebook contest this summer.  First we want to let everyone who entered know how much we appreciate your participation.  There were some great eco-vacation ideas put forward and we had a lot of fun reading them.  Over 500 people entered and we are thrilled with […]

  • September 10, 2012

    The Bolivian Salt Flats

    The Salar di Uyuni – A place where Heaven and Earth connect.  Salar de Uyuni is Spanish for “salt flat enclosure” and was described as such because under the right conditions, it is hard to tell where the sky ends and the earth begins.  The enclosure, which is a dried up prehistoric lake bed, is […]

  • August 14, 2012

    Wildlife Crossings- Animals Travel Too!

    Animal overpasses and underpasses have been popping up all over the planet and it’s turning out to be a big win for everybody!  Not only are they saving millions of dollars in vehicle repairs, these crossings are saving the lives of both Humans and Animals.  From Australia, to Europe and North America these safe crossings […]

  • July 4, 2012

    Dispenser Amenities: The Eco-Travelers Club Thanks our Fans for Supporting the Plastic Pollution Coalition

    Thanks to the tremendous turnout of 971 people for our charity Facebook contest, we are able to donate $971 to the Plastic Pollution Coalition!  The Plastic Pollution Coalition is a group dedicated to reducing the amount of disposable plastic that enters the world’s landfills and oceans.  Plastic pollution is right at the top of the […]

  • June 19, 2012

    Norwegian Cruise Lines & Dispenser Amenities

    Partners for a Positive Environmental Impact Dispenser Amenities’ AVIVA Dispensers will be traveling all seven seas aboard Norwegian Cruise Line ships.   NCL’s eleven ship fleet travels every ocean and continent on the planet.  Our partnership with them adds more than 15,000 cruise line staterooms to our list of 100,000 already at sea, outfitted by Dispenser […]

  • June 19, 2012

    Need to Clean Up After a Zombie Invasion?

    No man on Earth appreciates a good hot shower more than Rick Grimes, the main character on AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead.  As if his living in a post-apocalyptic world with no running water, and limited hygiene products isn’t enough, having to relentlessly battle his way through zombies keeps Rick in a constant state […]

  • June 19, 2012

    Best Western Plus Kamloops: An Inspirational Presence in the Green Hotel Movement

     BEST WESTERN PLUS Kamloops jumps at every opportunity presented to them, in order to stay on the cusp of the Green Hotel movement.  By putting green objectives at the top of their priority list, BEST WESTERN PLUS Kamloops has become a role model to which we all should pay attention.  Best Western International has written […]

  • June 19, 2012

    Taking Shower Liquids to the Next Level

    At Dispenser Amenities we have two goals: The first is to help the environment; the second is to save money for our customers.  Our shower and bath liquids are prepared in such a way that allows us to do both simultaneously! Our shower liquids are packaged for maximum value, with minimal environmental impact.  Just imagine […]

  • June 19, 2012

    Mass Tourism without Caution can Spell Disaster

    Earlier this spring I learned about a problem in the Maldives that is being referred to as an apocalyptic island of waste.  The Maldives’ Thilafushi Island, better known as Garbage Island, is the world’s largest floating garbage dump.  The issue received international attention this spring when the BBC published a May 19 article and video […]

  • May 8, 2012

    How to Pull a Cemented Fencepost from the Ground using a Car Jack

     The first step is to remove the fence sections from the post so that you now have just the free-standing post.  Now dig a shallow hole around the post.  This hole must be deep enough to be able to see the top portion of the cement base of the post.  I found it is best […]

  • May 8, 2012

    Go Green with Eco Soap Dispensers for Best Western

    As the World’s biggest hotel family, Best Western was the first of its kind that decided to write environmentally friendly best practice standards into their guest room policy.  Best Western has written a recommended best practices policy that encourages individual owners to implement environmentally friendly practices within the Best Western chosen framework.  This framework includes […]

  • April 27, 2012

    Why AVIVA Dispensers are the Complete Package for Hotel Guest Amenities

    Dispenser Amenities’ best-selling AVIVA Dispenser product line is making a splash in hotels worldwide!  When hotels choose to take the green route for guest soaps and shampoos, they save both the environment and their own expenses.  When you stop to think that the average individual amenity bottle for hotels is disposed of while it is […]

  • March 26, 2012

    Fundraising Contest for the Plastic Pollution Coalition

    The Eco-Travelers Club is looking to raise awareness about the problem of Plastic Pollution from disposable hotel amenities.  There are 13,759,577 hotel rooms worldwide and counting, nearly all of which provide shower gel and shampoo amenities to their guests.  The traditional method of providing the shower liquids to guests is to package the liquid into […]

  • March 16, 2012

    A New Look For Pinterest

    By Michael Faulds When I went to check my Pinterest page today I got a big surprise – the site has a new design!  Earlier this week co-founder Ben Silbermann announced that Pinterest would be re-designed, and now today is the day.  The new look of Pinterest puts more focus on the Pinner’s profile once […]

  • March 14, 2012

    The HI Connect Design Trade Show March 21, 2012

    Dispenser Amenities’ International Sales Manager, Warren Hodgson, will be attending the upcoming HI Connect Trade show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee, on March 21, 2012.  Along with boasting attendance from a prestigious guest list that brings key decision makers and suppliers together, HI Connect will be unveiling its new ‘neighborhood’ […]

  • March 9, 2012

    Washed Up – A Creative Contribution to Plastic Pollution Reduction

    By Michael Faulds While browsing posts addressing plastic pollution on Pinterest.com I came across some artwork done by artist Alejandro Duran.  I was immediately taken in by the startling beauty this man has created from washed up garbage!  Duran is a photographer, filmmaker, poet and educator working currently at the International Center of Photography and […]

  • March 1, 2012

    Truly Unique! The TRYP New York City Times Square South Hotel

    By Michael Faulds After having just returned from an eye-opening journey to the TRYP New York City South Times Square South Hotel Dispenser Amenities International Sales Manager Warren Hodgson had a lot to talk about: “From the first minute you walk in the door you know this hotel is like no other.  At first glance, […]

  • February 27, 2012

    Here’s a Hotelier who really “gets it” when it comes to Dispensers!

    By Ian Wallace Glenn Hasek of Green Lodging News recently ran an article about Ben Bethel, owner of The Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Ben’s passion on the issue of small plastic bottle waste comes through loud and clear, as he states that by changing to amenity dispensers, his property has reduced trash volume by […]

  • February 22, 2012

    Dispenser Amenities Launches The Eco-Travelers Campaign

    In an effort to better communicate what we are all about, Dispenser Amenities is launching the Eco-Travelers media campaign.  This campaign will be focusing on sharing our values with the world, on a more personal level.  We have launched a new Facebook page called Dispenser Amenities: The Eco-Travelers Club where we will be holding fun […]

2011

  • November 8, 2011

    Keeping In Touch Digitally

    With the launch of our new website, we are also happy to share with all of our trusted client and product users the launch of our new E-Newsletter. Every quarter we will release a new newsletter keeping you informed about what’s happening in the market and how we can all make a difference to keep […]

  • October 25, 2011

    We have a new look online!

    We are happy and pleased to announce the launch of our new website! We’ve designed our new site to have a user-friendly experience and impactful presentation of our products and solutions.  We hope you enjoy our new website! www.dispenser-amenities.com  Partners in Green,  Heather Manness

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