We’re extremely focused on the impact that the hospitality industry has on the environment. As a result, we are constantly looking for sustainable guest amenity solutions.
Single use plastics, both those that are not recyclable and those that are not recycled, have devastated our oceans and rivers. While there is no silver bullet that provides an immediate fix to the problem, every one of us needs to start a journey made up of thousands of small changes that when put together make a significant impact on the waste we produce – our journey has started.
We have helped many of our customers move over to dispenser systems, large plastic bottles and glass bottles. At the same time, many of our customers are very concerned about the hygiene aspects of these systems, extra housekeeping time and the various other challenges that come with large sized bottles.
By the end of 2020, ALL of our travel sized guest amenity bottles will be made from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Not only will no new plastic enter the system, the current increase in demand for rPET is pushing the recycling industry to reclaim more material before it’s lost to the system. These rPET bottles are 100% recyclable and we have started working with customers to return bottles to our factory for recycling – more news on this program to follow.
We have also developed waterless shampoo & body wash bars that have saved over 100000 litres of water in 1 year. Visit Zerobar.co.za for more information.