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Post time 2019-5-14 17:28:56 |Display all floors
Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver from July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People's Daily reported.

Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent of soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel throws away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.

Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded after one-time use. It's not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.

Over the years, many people have been calling for hotels not to provide disposable daily necessities. But some customers say not providing the items would cause them inconvenience.

A latest survey by Ctrip.com shows that more than 80 percent of clients back hotels not providing disposable daily necessities.

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Post time 2019-5-14 19:32:45 |Display all floors
It's a good move to reduce waste. If guests want them, they can ask from housekeeping on their floor. And there's always the sundry shop near the hotel. Some business should be given them.

(this post for the wonderful staff of the Holiday Garden Hotel Chaoyang Beijing..so many years ago... )

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Post time 2019-5-15 11:58:52 |Display all floors
I thought most hotels provide shower gel on the wall? i have not seen soup in any hotels in china
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2019-5-15 12:00:26 |Display all floors
Some even provide plastic disposable combs!!

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Post time 2019-5-15 21:15:24 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-5-15 12:00
Some even provide plastic disposable combs!!

i still have the 'disposable' comb that i got in my last Chinese hotel stay.
it fits in my hand-bag and is used regularly.

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Post time 2019-5-15 23:08:06 |Display all floors
As Mark said reduce waste, most of it is plastic.

I for one prefer my own toothbrush as the ones in hotel rooms in chins do loose bristles as they are cheaply made.
My own Mach3 razor too, I wouldn't dream of using the cheap razor left in rooms.

A comb!! I use my own brush.

So for me don't bother. Perhaps it's a *star* rating thing? I don't know

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Post time 2019-5-15 23:12:08 |Display all floors
parcher Post time: 2019-5-15 11:58
I thought most hotels provide shower gel on the wall? i have not seen soup in any hotels in china

5* hotels generally leave fancy little plastic bottles of conditioner, shampoo & shower gel. that's three small plastic bottles each day if you used it all.

BTW there is a petition going round 42,000 have signed it to try and get Mcdonalds to bring back plastic straws, because some idiots can't drink their milkshakes through the paper ones. What's wring with drinking it out of the cup????

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