Helping the regional hospitality industry

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Helping the regional hospitality industry

The small plastic toiletry containers typically used in hotels are often too small to be recycled, causing an estimated 750 million to be thrown into garbages across Canada every year.

In response, Wilfrid Laurier University business students launched a start-up to create eco-friendly alternatives. EarthSuds, based in Laurier’s tech incubator, Launchpad, developed a tablet that turns into liquid shampoo in the shower. It also has tablets for conditioner and body wash. By packaging it in reusable metal tins, EarthSuds will help the hospitality industry reduce – if not eliminate – the single-use packaging associated with hotel room toiletries.

The start-up is in negotiations with The Inn of Waterloo and hopes to market EarthSuds to big hotel chains.

For more information, visit Wilfrid Laurier University.