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WHY: A “great amount” of the 440 billion pounds of solid waste the hospitality industry generates every year is soap and bottled amenities that aren’t getting recycled.
For those who anxiously awaiting a return to travel, give them the gift of this fun set that represents better brands and better choices than the cheap stuff that gets trashed:
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Santiago Zig Zag Woven Luggage Tag With Leather Accent
Handmade in Sololá, Guatemala, this beautiful luggage tag is the perfect gift for the travel bug. The unique black hand-loomed cotton with creamy white zig zag embroidery is finished with sturdy leather trimmings. Keep your details safe and pair it with the Santiago Zig Zag Weekender. Perfect for anyone, any age, and any destination.
Reflective Zipper Pull – Lime Green (Set of 4)
Reusable TSA-Friendly Travel Container Set
This kit contains:
Please note: all containers are sold empty and can be filled with your favorite products, rinsed and filled again and labeled as you wish.
Meets the TSA 3-1-1 restrictions for liquids, gels and aerosols packed in a carry-on:
Global Goods Partners
A 501(c)3 organization, Global Goods Partners is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women. They’ve partnered with several community-based organization to tap into the skill and artistry of their artisan partners.
All proceeds from their product sales go towards developing sustainable market access, training, and funding to help their partners thrive. To date, they’ve awarded more than $150,000 in grant funds to their partners.
Eagle Creek makes quality products and backs them with industry-leading warranties. Keeping gear out of landfills, and making product with as little impact on the planet as possible, is fundamental to their brand values and integral to their design process. Their products are manufactured without toxic PVC plastics that contaminate the environment. They use recycled PVB by harvesting windshield plastics from landfills on many of their products for a water-resistant coating that adds durability to their products. The Eagle Creek ‘No Matter What’ warranty keeps their gear out of landfill. More and more of their products are being made with BlueSign approved fabrics which lessens the negative impact on planet and people in the manufacturing process. Also Eagle Creek has eliminated all plastics, including clamshells, inserts, and other materials from their packaging. Every piece of packaging contains 70% or more of post-consumer waste, which recycles discarded waste.
Sustainable Travel & Living
About 85% of hotel guests are using the packaged bathroom products. While we wait for more hotels to finally ban the plastic mini-bottles of care products, choose to reuse and refill your larger containers from home. Putting our kits together, we considered the stats that less than 10% of plastic actually gets recycled. That’s why for one, we have to support its recycling! The black straight sided PET Jars in this kit are made from 100% PCR, post-consumer resin. PCR plastic consists of a blend of recycled resins that would have otherwise ended up in landfills and replaces the use of virgin polypropylene resins. As a #1 plastic, its also more easy to recycle into beneficial new packaging someday than others. Second, we’re using light-weight and recyclable aluminum as well as a plastic bottle and pill box alternative. Our primary U.S.-based container company is proud to have 85% of their stocked products made in the U.S.A. And, we chose the plastic “3-1-1 Travel Sac” bag from Eagle Creek, one of our favorite responsible brands.
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