Bathroom amenities dispensers have never been more sought after than now, and rightly so. The mounting pressure from the public domain for hotels to lift their game in the area of waste reduction and elimination of plastic is rapidly changing the way accommodation providers offer guest amenities. But there is more to the dispenser game than meets the eye.
Firstly, it is important to understand the differences between the various dispensers available in the market place, but which dispenser solution is right for your hotel?
Here are some pointers that may help you choose the one that is right for you.
1. Pump Dispensers
These refillable vessels with a vertical pump mechanism have primarily found their way into hotels and motels via the retail channel, as they have grown in popularity over the past years. However, it is important to note, that the refillable aspect of these dispensers requires diligent maintenance to prevent bacteria growth. Refilling of these systems is also labour-intensive and can result in unprecedented hidden costs. Another point to consider, are the stainless wall-brackets, which can be a costly upfront investment.
That said, where the operator ensures that dispensers are hygienically maintained and checked regularly, a refillable dispenser can be a cost-effective option long-term. Especially when offering guests a premium experience through globally recognised retail brands, the operator can be rewarded with positive guest feedback while eliminating single-use plastic at the same time.
Refillable pump dispensers available from Swisstrade include:
- Rituals Cosmetics
- The White Company
- Acqua di Parma
- Eloura Australia
- ECO Boutique
- Natural Remedies
- Body Zone Collection
2. Factory-Sealed Dispensers
These 100% hygienic dispensers reduce plastic waste up to 90% and offer total peace of mind to the operator. Not only do sealed (non-refillable) dispensers eliminate the risk of litigation due to hygiene issues, they are also the most visually appealing and mechanically sound. Smart Care and Press + Wash are two examples of such leading dispenser solutions. What is more, the attractive chrome wall fixtures are generally offered on a free-on-loan basis, making the start-up cost very affordable.
Eco-Friendly amenity options that also minimise wastage
Aside from eliminating as much plastic from our environment as possible, we also have the opportunity to implement ‘closed-loop’ recycling processes as well as the use of biodegradable materials in packaging. What gets overseen in most cases however, is the waste that unused formulation (the liquid inside hotel toiletries tubes and bottles) causes. The volume of liquid formulation waste ending up in landfill is far greater than the plastic packaging itself. Even more reason to implement a dispenser mechanism that dispenses only as much formulation as the guest requires.
In addition, it is worthwhile choosing an Eco-Certified or Nordic Swan Certified product, to be assured of the greatest environmental sensibility.