O’Keeffe: Keep It Green While You Travel

“Toiletries are another big source of environmental waste. The cute soaps, shampoos and lotions often move into landfills after you check out. Reduce your use of these complimentary toiletries by only opening one soap per stay and leave as many toiletries untouched as possible. Better yet buy and refill your own travel-sized shampoo bottles and pack your own soap.

In recognition of the waste created by toiletries, Clean the World, a nonprofit that recycles used soaps and plastic bottles, was born. Global hotel chains and bed-and-breakfasts have partnered with Clean the World: The hotel collects their used toiletries for Clean the World, who in turn re-process the soaps and donates them to communities in need throughout the world.” …

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