The owner of a luxury eco lodges business in Cornwall has begun a new collaboration to cut down on waste from shampoo bottles used within the hospitality industry.
Pauline Barrow, owner of Rosehill Lodges in Porthtowan has partnered with local company Beauty Kubes to create single-use shampoo and body wash cubes packaged in cardboard to offer a plastic-free alternative for luxury amenities.
Barrow worked with Beauty Kubes founders Emma Heywood and Morten Pederson to come up with the new product and has since gained widespread acclaim.
They are now pledging to make Cornwall a plastic-free county.
Barrow comments: “We are absolutely delighted to be the very first self-catering holiday destination in the UK to be offering our guests the Beauty Kube range of products. Our mission as a holiday business has always been to ensure that a luxury experience and green sustainability can complement each other living side by side for the benefit of our environment.”
Heywood says: “We wanted to create a shampoo that didn’t have to be packaged in plastic yet was single-use and could therefore be used by the hospitality industry. The thought of all the millions of small plastic toiletry bottles across the world was an uncomfortable one and we have worked hard to create an alternative. As I personally use all the products I create, they had to perform exceptionally well and have as little negative impact on the environment as possible. Meeting Pauline was instrumental in helping to see this come to fruition.”
Rosehill Lodges’ new move towards plastic-free amenities has helped the business to achieve plastic-free accreditation.