Reusable Water Bottles
Most hostels have bottled water for sale and this naturally produces a lot of plastic waste. The best way to avoid this is to either invest in a ceramic filter or a water cooler. Make up for the loss of your profits from selling bottled water by selling your own reusable drinking bottles with your own personal design as a souvenir. Hostel 7 in Brasília lend out a reusable cup to their guest at check in which they can use during their stay. With this cup they get discounts on beer an other beverages in their cafe. Upon check out, the guests either delivers back the cup or buys it for a small fee.
There are many different distributors of reusable cups and bottles around the world. An initiative which is called “Refill not Landfill” aims to create global attention regarding plastic waste and they want to engage the global hospitality industry. Read more about their work, order your own designed bottles or see how you can join the movement here!