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2020 & Beyond:

tourism & sustainable hospitality

 

An update from a leading supplier to the hospitality industry

 

 

Leaders of the pack in South Africa,

on the matter of sustainable hospitality -

in fact, streaks ahead - as an amenities manufacturing company is

The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC)

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In a nutshell, they design, manufacture and deliver a great service with ethical practices, integrity and sustainability at the forefront.

 

TBAC are the main manufacturer and supplier of guest amenities that we at Marula Berry Trading offer our clients, as a distributor in the Eastern Cape.

We have had close ties with TBAC since the beginning, back in 2012. They really are spearing-heading the way in terms of ‘going green’ -

and they are not just talking about it.  We couldn’t be happier, to follow suit.
 
'Going green' means “to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations”.
 
Let's face it, we can no longer ignore the fact that we need to be 'sustainable conscious'....
 

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Here are some of the changes TBAC are making on guest amenities:

 

Plastic – reduce, reuse, recycle, replace…. 

All travel-size (20-50ml) guest amenity bottles will be made from 100 % recycled PET called rPET. This will cut the use of ‘virgin’ PET to zero. Not only will no new plastic enter the system, but the demand for rPET is pushing the recycling industry to reclaim more material before it’s lost. By switching to rPET we further solidify the ‘circular economy’.
 
Circular Economy is Key:
“A circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a close-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions.”
 
Watch a 2-minute video about Circular Economy below
 

Pleat Wrapped Soaps 

Pleat wrapped soaps will be packaged with wrap that is recyclable, biodegradable paper (tissue-like paper). This small change alone removes well over 1,000,000 pieces of plastic from landfill each year.
The plastic sticky label will also be paper-based material with compatible adhesive, ensuring that the label can be recycled.
The same quality, triple-milled, proudly South African soap inside.
 

Boxed Items

TBAC are converting the majority of their board and paper packaging to FSC certified material. Items like boxed accessories (shower caps etc).
 
TBAC are now a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) trademark license holder.
The FSC certification is considered the "gold standard" designation for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.
 
Other key features of boxed accessory items:
-  vanity kit cotton bud steams are made from paper 
-  shower cap made from EN 13432 (2000) certified bioplastic

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More plastic…… replace, replace, replace!
 
Cellophane- and flow-wrapped accessories will be a thing of the past.
Plastic laundry bags must also be a thing of the past. They are now being replaced with non-woven material and used linen laundry bags. This also contributes to job creation and a socio-economic development project.
 

Further significant changes:
 
Bamboo toothbrushes (biodegradable) made from fast-growing sustainable Moso Bamboo, will replace the plastic ones currently in the dental kit.
 
Slippers will be made from natural, biodegradable and renewable cork and linen and will be packaged in kraft paper.
 


Along with the FSC Certification, TBAC have the following accreditations:


Beauty Without Cruelty

TBAC is now a brand which have proven their humane status.

Compliant according to a strict set of criteria, to BWC, a recognised authority able to audit and endorse the humane claims of personal care,

cosmetics and household cleaners, not tested on animals.


ISO Certification

Certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure has all the requirements for

standardization and quality assurance.

TBAC is now ISO:9001 and ISO:22716 accredited.


Proudly South African

Members of Proudly South African share a commitment to an uplifting ethos that promotes social and economic change and progress. They make a meaningful contribution to building South Africa's economy, alleviating unemployment and retaining existing employment opportunities.

TBAC is Proudly South African.
 



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