In One Picture: The Wastebasket All Hotels Need By the Desk
Travel creates huge amounts of waste, and it is easy to understand why. The point of going on the road is to behave in a way that you would not at home. Plus the TSA regulations allowing only small bottles of toiletries lead to pesky plastic containers ending up landfill--or in a bird’s stomach. During World Water Week in Sweden, I stayed at a Scandic Hotels property in central Stockholm. This little wastebasket is simple and genius. The apple cores pilfered from the breakfast end up in here, there is a section for containers, and then the main bin is for paper. Color coded and easy to figure out, the design is also seamless for the cleaning staff who have to quickly clean dozens of rooms day in and day out. I have only seen recycling bins in a few boutique hotels in the USA and in Canada. More hotel chains love to talk about how sustainable they are; hotel recycling bins like this are a simple first step in tackling the problems of waste diversion. Part of our In One Picture Series. Photo courtesy Leon Kaye. Share your thoughts with Leon Kaye on Twitter.