Choice Hotels Asia-Pac partners with Soap Aid for large format amenity rollout

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac has partnered with Soap Aid to rollout large format bathroom amenities across its Australian and New Zealand hotels.

The large format products will reduce singe use plastic use by as much as 83 percent per room, per year, or 7.8kg of plastic per room per year and reduce the cost of these amenities to hotels by almost 10%.

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Director of Performance and Revenue Management, Anthony Stanley, said there was great enthusiasm from hotels within the group and their guests to remove single use amenities from rooms and replace them with high-quality products with a lesser environmental impact.

“We also see a growing demand for sustainable options among franchisees and their guests, who are eager to do their part in reducing plastic waste and choose more environmentally friendly accommodation options,” he said.

“We are excited to partner with Soap Aid and contribute to the great work they do around the world, and here in Australia,” he added.

Soap Aid is an Australian based charity committed to saving children’s lives through improved hygiene while positively impacting the environment. It collects and reprocesses soap bars from hotels, giving a reliable and safe source of critically needed soap to communities around the world.

Hunter Amenities Managing Director APAC and Soap Aid Founder Michael Matulick said he was proud to be able to offer sustainable solutions for Choice Hotels franchisees that had a positive global impact.

“Not only is this range reducing plastic waste in hotels, but it contributes to the work of Soap Aid to provide improved hygiene solutions around the world,” he said

“Poor hygiene results in 1.4 million children under the age of five dying each year due to preventable childhood infectious diseases including diarrhea and pneumonia. We know that 40% of these deaths could be avoided by improved hygiene and particularly, hand washing with soap,” he added.

The Soap Aid range for Choice Hotels includes bath and body collection are made with skin loving and vegan friendly formulations packaged in contemporary and on trend designs. The eye-catching bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic, and all bottles and caps are fully recyclable as well.

Mr Stanley said many Choice Hotels properties were already recycling their soap bars through Soap Aid, contributing to 200+ tonnes of soap saved from landfill and recycled.

The Choice Hotels product range will include 500ml bottles of Soap Aid Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash installed in shower stalls, with 16g paper box soap bar for vanity and an option small lotion at vanity.

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