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 six dumpsters per year! When you consider that this plastic bottle waste is costly to manufacture, costly to transport and costly to dispose of, he is saving on his bottom line as well as saving the environment. When he purchases liquids in bulk rather than little bottles, the savings are considerable.
Following is a quote from Glenn’s article.
“Perhaps no other topic gets Bethel going more than the amenity dispensers versus the little plastic bottles. He says amenity dispensers reduce the risk of slip and fall injuries from bottles and caps laying around on tub/shower floors. He adds that they also reduce the amount of time housekeepers have to spend bent over, cleaning shampoo and other liquid spills. Bethel advocates the total elimination of individual plastic amenity bottles…even if it takes a legislative act to outlaw them!”
We couldn’t agree more! Ben “gets it”!