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How Green Are You Willing to Go?

Posted October 05, 2011 9:07 AM

High-end hoteliers are replacing single-serve shampoos and body washes with large bottles that are refilled after your stay. While their hearts might be in the right place, are you willing to give up the sanitary, single-serve bottle for the community one?

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10/06/2011 1:32 AM

Single serve items will pollute the environment and waste raw materials if not recycled or re-used after cleaning,disinfecting. For reuse manufacturers/outlets should be required by law to collect used items,thoroughly clean and reuse.

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10/06/2011 2:54 AM

Large refillable bottles have been around in (good) Euorpean hotels for at least 15 years. If someone said longer I would not disagree.....

When showering, its far easier to take from a wall fixed bottle than to fiddle with tiny bottles and sachets......

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10/06/2011 5:34 AM

One of the sport/fitness centers I've used had large pump dispensers for soap, shampoo, conditioner in the showers. I have no problem with the principle. Now in a motel/hotel setting if the containers are "locked" to keep someone other than service from changing the product that would be ok also.

But in the long run the single serve/small serve sizes prevents wast, theft of bulk.

Now if the dispensers were small and refiled when the room was serviced. Then that would work for everyone. Reducing the little bottle wast and lose of large bottle content theft/wast.

People are use to soap dispensers in public restrooms and at other locations.

That my take anyway.

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10/06/2011 9:13 AM

I've often thought hotels should have liquid body soap dispensers in the shower and conditioner and shampoo dispensers - I'm sure it would cost less as you would be buying in bulk...seems like a simple solution - what am I missing?

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10/14/2011 12:50 PM

I think that in-the-wall dispensers are easier to use, but I would want to know exactly what is being put in them.

Since I expect them to be thrown out, I generally collect the tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner and take them with me on my next trip. I've been to hotels in Mexico that did not provide shampoo - I don't always stay in the best hotels. If I collect too many tiny plastic bottles, I recycle them myself.

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