Considerate member The Beaumont Hotel announced its exciting new initiative to introduce plastic free toiletries at the end of 2019. This will be done through the collaboration with D.R. Harris, London’s oldest pharmacy and purveyor of grooming and skincare lines, and La Bottega, the leading supplier of branded bath & body ranges to luxury hotels.
The Beaumont, at only 73-rooms, currently uses almost 32,000 single-use plastic bottles of shampoo, shower gel, hair conditioner and body lotion per year. The environmental impact of the current range is significantly reduced by the hotel’s partnership with the charity CleanConscience, however, the plastic bottles are unable to be recycled in the UK. With the introduction of the new range, the number of plastic bottles used will be reduced to zero. Any left-over toiletries, plus all the packaging can be re-purposed and recycled.
Tapping into the latest generation of effective bar formulations, the hotel’s new range by D.R. Harris will comprise a ground-breaking solid 45g shampoo bar and a solid 45g body wash bar, as well as a body cream and a hair conditioner in fully recycled and recyclable aluminium tubes, and a 70g soap, all lightly scented with rose geranium. These practically-packaged, top quality products will be air travel friendly, last longer due to their concentrated formulations, reduce water wastage and eliminate plastic packaging, whilst giving guests a pleasurable bath time experience and a memento to take home.
“It is no longer acceptable for the hotel industry to continue to pollute the world with all this single-use plastic in the name of luxury. To us, luxury is enabling our guests to live more sustainably, without compromising on quality or the guest experience. I am delighted that working with DR. Harris and La Bottega we have arrived at such an original and uncompromising solution for our bathroom amenities,” comments Jannes Soerensen, The Beaumont’s General Manager.