Even if you care about health and sustainability, it’s hard to maintain that lifestyle when you travel.
The vast majority of hotels carry products with ingredients that are potentially harmful to your body and the environment. These toiletries may be free, but the Earth pays every time we use them.
Most hotel shampoos, for example, contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). These chemicals are often derived from petroleum, or palm oil that is not certified sustainable. There is also evidence that sulfates can damage local aquatic environments every time they flush down the drain.
Sure, you can bring travel-size products with clean ingredients, but that’s an extra expense, not to mention less space in your suitcase. Wouldn’t it be better if the hotel invested in sustainability? That way you could enjoy an amazing vacation without worrying about being a responsible consumer.
If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii and want this kind of experience, book a room with the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, where you will now have access to Public Goods shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Our products don’t contain sulfates or hormone disruptors such as parabens and phthalates.
Instead of relying heavily on petroleum, our personal care bottles are made from sugarcane that absorbs carbon dioxide as it grows. We also plant a tree every time someone orders one of our products or gives us their email.
The Shoreline is also trying to improve their environmental impact. As an alternative to single-use plastic water bottles, their team is considering implementing purified water filters and reusable canteens. To conserve energy, the hotel has a keycard system that automatically deactivates air conditioning units when guests are out adventuring.
“To the Shoreline, sustainability is a team effort,” said General Manager Alvida Surpia-Jones. “Together we can make the leap toward doing the greater good through hospitality.”
Through our partnership, the Shoreline and Public Goods teams want to show that the hospitality industry can take care of both people and the planet.
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