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 the use of shower dispensers to help reduce the pollution from guest amenities. Best Western understands the environmental impact caused from single use plastic amenity bottles, and has chosen to give owners several options to eliminate the wasteful practice. Dispenser Amenities’ WAVE and Classic product lines are both recommended by Best Western as appropriate ways of reducing plastic waste from membership hotels.
The issue of disposable plastic is making headlines across the world. Consumers everywhere are starting to speak out against single-use plastic items. Many communities have gone as far as outlawing the use of disposable grocery bags and plastic water bottles. Individual amenity bottles fall under the same category as these items and hotels worldwide are sending almost 10 billion bottles to landfills annually.
In a recent interview, Tim Rodgers, General Manager of the eco-friendly trendsetting Best Western Plus Kamloops British Columbia told us how he feels WAVE Dispensers benefit his hotel:
“The implementation of soap dispensers in the Best Western PLUS Kamloops Hotel has nearly eliminated the cost of wasted soap at our hotel. When you multiply our 81 rooms with our 80% occupancy, then take into account that many individually packaged guest amenity products must be disposed of long before they are completely used, our WAVE dispensers are a much more effective way to deliver the soap in the exact quantity when it is needed. Although, the real benefit as I see it, is that our hotel is eliminating the environmental damage that would have been caused from having to dispose of the packaging from single use amenities”.
The following quote was taken from a testimonial letter sent to Dispenser Amenities by Aaron Sheldon, owner of Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn, London Ontario:
“We now have 172 rooms, all with the Dispenser Amenities system. Throughout our experience with this product and this company, we have been completely satisfied. The Dispensers perform without problem and both our guests and our housekeeping staff have very positive comments about this approach to shower liquids.”
It’s time to join up with the rest of your Best Western team and no longer contribute to this environmental disaster. The Best Western Brand has paved the way by approving the dispenser system, but it is still up to the individual owners to convert their hotels. The good news is – Dispenser Amenities’ products will save your hotel money! In addition to the respect gained from your guests for helping save the environment, you will be saving your own expense. The industry average of liquid wasted by throwing away partially used disposable bottles is 70-75%. That number represents potentially saving 75% of your entire guest amenities expense! Both WAVE and Classic dispensers ensure that 0% of the liquid is wasted and 100% is consumed by the guest. They are beautifully designed and enhance the appearance of any shower or vanity.
Dispenser Amenities is also extending an offer to any and all Best Western locations called the Pennies Per Room program. For just pennies per occupied room, Dispenser Amenities will provide high quality bulk liquids with no capital cost for the approved dispensers. This is a great opportunity because, the money spent on liquid amenities will be less then you currently spend when the amount wasted from single use bottle disposal is factored in, and you get designer dispensers for your entire hotel included in the deal for free. In effect, we are rewarding you for saving money!
We hope you have found this article informative, and would like to encourage all Best Western locations to contact International Sales Manager, Warren Hodgson [email protected] and start saving money while reducing plastic pollution today!