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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 brink. The Spiny Softshell Turtle is endangered throughout its Canadian range of Ontario and Quebec, as well as in various parts of its US range yet the local work performed in London, Ontario and the surrounding region is one of very few support efforts.

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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.

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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 gyres, and the plastic can be so small that even if you drove a boat through the very heart of this patch, you might never realize it was there.

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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 the Sheraton Grand Hiroshima. After experiencing our beautiful high quality Dispensers in the Sheraton Grand, he is a firm convert to Dispensers. Continue reading…

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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 Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida was designed to help us see just what is ending up in the oceans, and to get us thinking about the ways we can reduce disposable plastic consumption.

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