When going out to stay in hotels, many guests are likely to use disposable toiletries provided by the hotel, such as shampoo, body soap, toothbrushes, combs, etc., but unreasonable use has caused large waste.
To avoid waste, reduce hotel budget, and better protect the environment. More and more hotels will no longer take the initiative to provide hotel disposable amenities such as disposable toothbrushes and combs.
Disposable toiletries are standard equipment in most hotels, and some hotels will provide plastic packaging bags of disposable toiletries, which is very waste. However, considering cost and other factors, some hotels start to recycle unused soaps and other supplies that customers have not used up.
Most hotel rooms provide disposable items, such as toothbrush kits, shower gel, combs, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and some hotels also provide skincare lotions. Among them, some hotels provide bottled toiletries. In addition, disposable slippers are also “standard” in most hotels.
Generally speaking, luxury hotels provide all well-known brands with disposable hotel amenities. The packaging is very beautiful and stylish, and they are arranged very neatly. These individually packaged toiletries are marked with production date, shelf life, manufacturer, and other information.
Some economic hotel rooms provide simple disposable kits, with only two sets of dental appliances and a comb. Shampoo and body soap are filling supplies, which are hung on the wall of the shower room. During the epidemic, the toothbrushing cups provided by the hotel were disposable paper cups, and each paper cup was sealed with a plastic bag. In the past, the toothbrushing cups were mugs, but the guests thought it was better to use disposable paper cups. Maybe everyone felt that the paper cups were hygienic and clean. Under normal circumstances, guests will provide several paper cups for a few nights. Of course, if the paper cups are not damaged and the customer has no special requirements, the paper cups may not be replaced.
There are also some hotels that not only use plastic packaging to seal disposable paper cups but also to package clean towels and bath towels. That’s not necessary. As long as they are clean and hygienic bath towels, what is the difference between plastic bags and not? It would be very wasteful to do so.
“You can’t use it up or take it away” small soap
Which one has the highest waste rate among disposable toiletries? The answer is soap.
The survey found that more than 70% of soaps were discarded after only one use. Calculated by weight, about 2.5kg of disposable soaps are discarded in each hotel every day, and 440,000 hotels discard more than 400,000 tons of soap every year. It is a cost of wasting.
The waste of soap is so huge. The used hotel soap is inconvenient for consumers to carry, and everyone will only take away the ones that have not been opened.
Some hotels will recycle the small soap leftover by the guests to make laundry washing.
What should I do with these used disposable amenities? To promote the green consumption concept and reduce operating costs, some hotels have begun to recycle these disposable items.
Recycle the used small soaps and make soap liquid, which can be used in laundry rooms, etc. In addition, small soaps can also be used for hotel employees at work. Unused body wash, shampoo, etc. will also be recycled.
Many years ago, disposable items such as razors, nail files, sewing kits, shoe wipes, cotton swabs were also “standard equipment” in hotel guest rooms. But now in hotel rooms, you won’t find them anymore. These things are not missing, but are not placed in the guest room, especially items like razors, as long as the guests ask for them, the waiter will deliver the items into the guest room. This is because the hotel responds to the concept of green environmental protection and reduces the use of disposable products, but the hotel cannot ignore the needs of guests, so these things have changed to not actively provide.
To encourage consumers to reduce the use of disposable items, the hotel also plans to introduce incentives, such as rewarding member points, moderately discounted room rates, or providing some catering services.
Replacing sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, etc. for customers is also a supporting service of the hotel. Once towels, bath towels, and other items are changed once a day regardless of whether they have been used or not, these consumables are now replaced when travelers need them.
In many hotel rooms, there is a small green card, which states that if you need to change sheets, duvet covers, etc., please place the green card on the bed.
The abolition of disposable hotel supplies obviously cannot meet the needs of consumers. Therefore, some “small items” are eliminated, and liquid products such as body wash, shampoo, conditioner, etc. are retained, and individual small bottles are changed to large container cans. The way is more appropriate.