Hero Beach Club is a 30-room boutique hotel located in the popular summertime destination town of Montauk, N.Y. Offering a “unique blend of tranquility and tradition offset by the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean,” the hotel offers its guest rooms, including its five suites, at a price fit for what is the most expensive summer destination in the U.S.: $400 to $2,500 per night, depending on the season.
According to the hotel’s general manager, Alexander Eberle, Hero Beach Club strives to be an environmentally conscious establishment. “In this age of climate change, we look for ways in which we can contribute to reducing waste by offering quality organic products that come in eco-friendly packaging.”
Until recently, the hotel was using single-use, disposable packaging for its hotel toiletries, which Eberle says resulted in more waste and more work for hotel staff. For the sake of economics and the environment, Hero Beach Club switched to Public Goods’ non-toxic body lotion, hand soap, conditioner, shampoo, and body wash products in 12-oz refillable bottles made from 90% sugarcane-based bioplastic from Braskem. Bottles are displayed in the shower in double and triple wall-mounted holders, also supplied by Public Goods.
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Following the departure of each guest, housekeeping staff tops the bottles off with product from 32-oz bulk refills—a process that is mess- and spill-free, Eberle says. To ensure the bottles are safe and clean for the next guest, housekeeping wipes down and sanitizes them.
The hotel also stocks the shower stalls of its guest rooms with a 3-oz travel-size bottle of body wash, also made from bioplastic. Although the packaging is not recyclable or refillable, Eberle says the hotel opted for the smaller size to give guests an option to use them and take them home or for outside shower use.
Environmental benefits aside, Public Goods’ personal care toiletries also meet Hero Beach Club’s desire for products that fit into its décor, which it says is “inspired by the great rolling breakers moving in on miles of white gleaming sand.” Eberle describes the products as “sleek, modern, simple, laid back—products that fit into our sunny summer beach vibe.” As for the products, he says they are “creamy, fragrant, clean, and smooth.”