Those Tiny Hotel Shampoo Bottles Could Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

Tiny bottles of shampoo have been a hotel staple for years, but they could soon disappear for good.

Recently, large hotel chains have begun replacing the small individual bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash provided to guests with large bottles attached to bathroom walls. Both InterContinental Hotels and Marriott International have already made the switch.

Surprisingly, this isn’t a move to keep guests from taking the tiny bottles home. In fact, hotels actually count on guests to pack up the toiletries and take them away. And it’s not a cost-saving measure either, as the larger bottles would save each hotel a measly $2,000 per year.

Switching to wall-mounted pump bottles is simply better for the environment. All of the plastic waste created by single-use bottles really adds up. Additionally, the pump bottles will eliminate the need for guests to request more toiletries for longer stays.

Hotels making the switch include Four Points, Moxy, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, TownPlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, and SpringHill Suites.