Ecopump
EcoSource
Refilling

EcoPump Dispensers

Ecopump hotel soap dispensers
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EcoPump

  • 300ml pump action bottle
  • Available in a wide selection of brands
  • Freestanding or wall mountable using our unique wall bracket
  • Bottle available in 100% plant-based material derived from sugar cane
  • Also available in PCR post-consumer recycled plastic
  • Bio-resin pumps made from natural raw materials such as corn, sugar cane and potato.
  • Fully recyclable
  • Reduces plastic waste by 80% when compared to 30ml bottles

Brands Available in EcoPump

Algotherm
Anne Semonin
Atelier Cologne
Azzaro
Bienvenue
Blaise Mautin
Castelbel
Caudalie
Cinq Mondes
Clarins
Codage
Damana
Keiji
Mugler
Nuxe
Pascal Morabito
Perricone MD
Sundari
Uriage
Yves Rocher

EcoSource Dispensers

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hotel soap dispensers conditioner soap
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EcoSource

  • Airless technology so the products contain no preservatives
  • Reduces product usage with controlled 2.1ml dose
  • No product wastage with 98% of liquid dispensed
  • Minimises packaging – Nearly half the waste of a dispenser re-fill system. The wall dispenser is made from recyclable ABS material.
  • Hygienic and easy to clean – Vacuum packed and bacteria free, with no cross contamination
  • Full batch traceability to comply with Cosmetic Law
  • Kinder on skin with only biodegradable ingredients and softer formulation
  • Environmentally friendly – Ecolabel certified and ecologically tested from creation to disposal
  • Vegan friendly – not tested on animals

Brands Available in EcoSource

Algotherm
Damana
Generic Line
Pascal Morabito
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A Word about Refilling Dispensers

For reasons of economy refilling dispensers is common practice in the hospitality industry. However our advice is that this is not best practice for the following reasons.

Batch Traceability

Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (“The Cosmetic Regulations”) states that all cosmetic products must clearly display the production batch number so that full traceability can be maintained throughout the supply chain. If dispensers are refilled then, unless strict batch control procedures have been followed, it is inevitable that batches will be mixed thus erasing batch traceability in contravention of Article 19. It is our opinion that this shifts the onus of responsibility for the safety of the cosmetic product from the supplier to the hotel.

Ingredients

Article 19 further requires that every cosmetic product must display a list of ingredients. This is of particular importance to those individuals who have allergies. Unless strict procedures are followed it is very possible that a dispenser could be refilled with the wrong product (e.g. shower gel instead of liquid soap) which would contravene both the labelling and batch traceability regulations.

Hygiene

In the factory the cosmetic products are made and filled in very hygienic conditions. It is unlikely that such conditions would be replicated on site meaning that every time a dispenser is refilled in a hotel bathroom there is the possibility that the product could be contaminated by bacteria or other germs.

Labour Cost

While refilling is cheaper in terms of product the cost of labour is often overlooked. Opening the dispenser, refilling and cleaning is time consuming and can be messy. When this time is multiplied over the year it can represent a significant cost.

Environmental Impact

Even though refilling reduces the number of dispensers entering the waste stream it is important to remember that this benefit is almost always offset by the need to use a plastic bulk container.

Our dispensers are made from recyclable PET which means that they can be used to create new dispensers or alternatively to convert waste into energy. In order to further minimise our environmental impact we will soon be able to supply dispensers made from PCR (post-consumer) / PIR (post-industrial) recycled plastic or from plant based sources such as “bagasse” which is a waste product produced from refining sugar cane.