You know all those tiny sample size shampoos you have in your bathroom that you’ve collected from hotels but will probably never use?
Well, hang on to them because the days of taking hotel shampoos is coming to an end.
Marriott International, which has over 6,500 hotels in 127 countries, has announced they will be doing away with the tiny travel size containers of shampoo and conditioner. Instead, the company will be replacing them with larger economy sized dispensers attached to the shower wall.
Although the company admits it will save a relatively small amount of money ($2,000 per hotel a year,) the main motivator is the environment. It is reported that billions of small plastic bottles get thrown away every year. Many of them only half used.
So, it’s a sound decision, even if we don’t like it.
Icons of travel are disappearing https://t.co/kx6xJRk4o4
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 2, 2018
Folks had a wide range of feels over this one.
Like these won't constantly be broken or ripped off the wall.
— Fuzzywunkle (@Fuzzywunkle) May 3, 2018
Wall dispensers are a good sign of a cheap motel
— Steve Crawford (@Armitech) May 3, 2018
If only wall dispensers were regularly refilled
— Stuart Charney (@sixdegreesus) May 3, 2018
Going right to the top:
@realDonaldTrump This is NOT a good idea. Dispensers can be manipulated and a health issue. NOTE TO HOTELS- continue individual shampoo etc. One use items are the way to STAY.
— annpalmer Aokay (@noleyez) May 2, 2018
But some people were getting on board with this idea.
Not only is it better for the environment, but you can use more than tiny palm full.
— adventuregirl (@adventuregirl) May 2, 2018
Unpopular opinion: I PREFER the giant wall-mounted shampoo at hotels to the little travel-size bottles. https://t.co/SR1LlqlDmF
— Sarah Halzack (@sarahhalzack) May 1, 2018
— Naomi Pescovitz (@NaomiPescovitz) May 1, 2018
There were a few who worried about the hygiene side of things.
Until what you thought was shampoo or conditioner turns out to be something else, thanks to a deviant.
— Dennis Lennox (@dennislennox) May 2, 2018
I noticed these new dispensers during recent hotel stay in lieu of the bottles. While I deeply appreciate the pollution concern, I am not sure how I feel about communal dispensers. What do you think? https://t.co/lm0tlYsME9
— Brian Mahoney (@brian_mahoney) May 3, 2018
When we think of all that wasted plastic we sure hope people support this move.
— MarriottPublicPolicy (@MarriottPOV) May 3, 2018