Recently, and because of the campaign #BailaporelMar (https://www.bailaporelmar.com), we were asked “What can we do on our day to day to be more sustainable?”. And it really got us thinking on how complicated it is sometimes to be sustainable being a touristic lodging. Hospitality industry has several tradicional operational behaviors that make it be anything but sustainable, from amenities to the intensive use of cleaning products. So here are some baby steps for hoteliers to begin being more sustainable. The beauty of it is that you can actually save, too!

 

1. Don’t change the towels every day

As hosts and hoteliers we are used to changing towels every single day. Personally, not long ago, I tried unsuccesfully to make them understand that I was willing to keep my once-used towel for the next day.

The benefit of this change is obvious:

 

  1. Less water consumption.
  2. Less detergent use and polution.

And how do we make or guests understand? Easy, you can put a brief sign where it explains that if they wish for the towels to be changed, they can just throw them in the shower floor. Also, let your guests know this is because of a sustainable behavior, they will surely understand.

 

2. Forget about the traditional “amenities”

Tiny soap bottles, shower gels, hand creams… We love them in our hotel rooms, and nothing states the status of our hotel than the amenities we set. But they are nothing but an unnecessary usage of plastic packs that, being tiny, will not be recycled and will end (if lucky) on a plastic landfill.

So what is the alternative? Luckily, there are great alternatives available. Room Mate has created custom-made ceramic containers that they fill up with bulk creams and gels. If you are more “rustic”, you can custom make your own soaps (no wrappings). Or you can do the more budget option of refilling traditional soap dosifiers.

What about the toothbrushes, hair combs or shower caps. Keep some units available on request.

 

3. Use ecologic cleaning products or steam cleaners

Your everyday cleaning products provider surely will have eco labeled products. Though they might be a bit more expensive, but it is worth the trouble. For rebel stains, a steam cleaner will work wonders.

Once you begin with these changes and step out of your former comfort zone, it will be easier to think of more sustainable options for your hotel.

And most important, let all your guests know that you are working to become more sustainable. They will understand the inconveniences this might cause.

What can a hotel do to be more sustainable?

Recently, and because of the campaign #BailaporelMar (https://www.bailaporelmar.com), we were asked “What can we do on our day to day to be more sustainable?”. And it really got us thinking on how complicated it is sometimes to be sustainable being a touristic lodging. Hospitality industry has several tradicional operational behaviors that make it be anything but sustainable, from amenities to the intensive use of cleaning products. So here are some baby steps for hoteliers to begin being more sustainable. The beauty of it is that you can actually save, too!

Don't change towels daily

As hosts and hoteliers we are used to changing towels every single day. Personally, not long ago, I tried unsuccesfully to make them understand that I was willing to keep my once-used towel for the next day.

The benefit of this change is obvious:

 

  1. Less water consumption.
  2. Less detergent use and polution.

And how do we make or guests understand? Easy, you can put a brief sign where it explains that if they wish for the towels to be changed, they can just throw them in the shower floor. Also, let your guests know this is because of a sustainable behavior, they will surely understand.

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