Travel Tip: How to Put Hotel Toiletries to Good Use
The good news is there’s a non-profit called Clean the World that actually collects semi-used toiletries. Those items are recycled and repurposed into hygiene kits for communities in need. Why? Because they can help prevent communicable diseases and infection.
The Global Soap Project is a similar program, collecting used bars of soap from hotels. They melt them down into new ones, and provide them to people in need.
Some hotels are now skipping the travel-sized bottles altogether. Brands like Four Points by Sheraton, Element, and Aloft hotels are all putting full-sized dispensers of soaps and shampoos in their bathrooms. Don’t worry, it’s hygienic.
But, if you can’t resist those little sample-sized bottles…don’t feel bad about taking them home with you. That’s what the hotels want. It’s a branding strategy—they’re hoping it makes you remember your trip and hopefully come back again.
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