Langdon Hall is looking to become the first hotel in Ontario to completely eliminate plastic bottles from their room service, saying goodbye to mini shampoo bottles for good.
The hotel industry accounts for over 3 billion tonnes of waste each year and the prestigious Cambridge hotel is looking to be left out of that conversation, says a press release.
Partnering with The Keep Refillery, Langdon Hall will be embracing the ban on single use plastics and start refilling all of their products left by room service.
“Our clientele are smart and worldly people who want a luxury hotel experience without feeling like their impact is detrimental to the health of the environment. Langdon Hall recognizes that in order to remain at the forefront of sustainable hospitality, we need to constantly move toward offerings that are both luxurious and ecologically sound,” says Jennifer Houghton, director of Langdon Hall Country House, Hotel & Spa.
Houghton says that by transitioning to a sustainable refilling program for all in-room amenities, Langdon Hall will save over 2,000 plastic bottles from finding their way into landfills and waterways.
Refilling stations will be installed around the hotel for housekeeping staff to refill all the in-room essentials such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, shower steams and bath bombs, all without creating any waste.
All of the products that Langdon Hall keeps in stock from The Keep Refillery will continue with the theme of sustainably and will be sourced from small businesses across North America, the release says. The hotel is making a push for these products to be all-natural, cruelty-free, and ethically made.
"With the help and knowledge of The Keep Refillery, we were able to seamlessly convert to a system that meets this criteria. This has resulted in a low-waste, highly elevated guest amenity experience. We know our guests will enjoy the products, and we hope to inspire other hotels to move in a similar direction," Houghton adds.