In their ongoing effort to eliminate plastic waste from their hotel accommodations and clubhouse, Cobble Beach has partnered with The Keep Refillery in Meaford.
Waste is one of the significant contributors to the decreasing health of the planet. Studies show that hotel and restaurant waste contributes to almost 30 per cent of total waste generated across Canada.
The lands of Cobble Beach are a symbol to the McLeese family’s appreciation for the area and were developed with an extraordinarily light touch to preserve nature’s gifts. They continue to develop and grow their environmental policies to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy our planet for years to come.
“The purpose of life is loving family and living in agreement with nature,” said founder Willis McLeese.
All inn rooms and cottages now feature refillable shower dispensers for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, as well as refillable vanity pumps for hand soap and body lotion. This is a big transition in the hospitality industry; the products in the rooms are locally sourced, all natural, organic, and cruelty free.
“This is just our newest initiative to promote a healthy environment and support more sustainable tourism,” said the company.
More of their green initiatives (E.V. chargers, dark-sky lighting compliance, geothermal heating, refillable water stations, etc.) can be found online at: www.cobblebeach.com/environmentalism
The Keep Refillery opened their first location in Creemore in March 2020. Since then they’ve added locations in Meaford, Kingston, and Toronto, and have saved over 125,000 single-use plastics from ending up in lakes, rivers, and landfills in the process.
It is their goal to eliminate single-use plastics and make refilling available to all. Refilling is simple. It’s rooted in the idea that people never again throw out an empty bottle of shampoo. Instead, they bring it to The Keep and refill it with their all-natural, plant-based, biodegradable and micro-plastic free product – creating zero plastic waste. The product line includes all personal and home cleaning products. www.thekeeprefillery.com