Sweden – Sustainable design collective OnMateria has created an eco-conscious toiletry kit to help hotels embrace the circular economy.
The Green Box is made from bio-sourced, bio-based and compostable materials, which allows it to be industrially recycled and organically composted. Its contents, a toothbrush, comb and razor, are stored within colour coded seals which indicate to the guest how to sort the items before discarding. When composted, the biogas produced can power a standard LED light bulb for over 27 hours, while the remaining organic matter can be used as soil fertiliser.
With the environmentally friendly kit, OnMateria aims to tackle plastic waste issues in the travel and hospitality sector, much of which can be attributed to excessive amenities in hotels. ‘The hotel industry has the opportunity to transform itself post-Covid,’ says Eléa Nouraud, co-founder of OnMateria. 'Something as small as amenity kit can make a big difference.’
Innovations like the Green Box present an opportunity for the hotel industry to re-evaluate their complimentary amenities. Discover more green alternatives in our Hotel Toiletries Upgraded report.