Marriott is moving to wall-mounted toiletries in the bathrooms of their managed North American hotels. This saves money and they can claim it’s in the name of the environment.
Hilton has a different idea. They’re going to give your used bar of soap to someone else in the form of ‘recycled’ soap.
The company announced Monday that it will collect used bars of soap from guest rooms across its hotels and recycle them into 1 million new bars of soap by October 15, which is Global Handwashing Day.
The project is in conjunction with Clean the World, a social organization that distributes soap to communities in need. Hilton (HLT) said it will collect soap from its various hotels, including Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites. The used soap is “crushed, sanitized and cut into new soap bars,” according to the company.
Hilton did the same thing back in 2011. There’s a bit of hand waiving about climate change and being environmentally friendly but this project doesn’t appear to reduce the use of soap at Hilton hotels.