New Partnership with Long Beach Lodge Resort
For the past couple months we have been working hard on expanding our Business Refill Program to be able to provide refillable amenities and cleaning products to accommodation providers with 100+ rooms. We are so excited to be able to finally announce one of our new partners, Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino. They are the first large hotel to sign up in Tofino and we couldn't be more proud of the sustainable initiatives they are implementing throughout their resort. By signing up to our refill program they are significantly reducing their single use plastics and ocean waste. Every product that we offer is 100% ocean friendly and waste free. By our calculations, in a single year the resort is now reducing their plastics waste by over 60,000 single use bottles that would normally end up in the our landfill. Their commitment to offering their guests a more sustainable stay is something to be applauded and we are so proud to be partnering with them!
Planning a trip to Long Beach Lodge Resort this year? Here's what you can expect to discover:
In your room and throughout the Lodge every bathroom will have Oneka's Cedar and Sage Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, and Body Lotion in a 250ml refillable aluminium vessel. Oneka is a Canadian-based and family owned and operated small business. We currently stock their full line up of refillable products at The Den and are so excited to share these amazing products with even more people. There are many amazing aspects to their minimal waste business model, but our favourite part of their story is that they harvest all the herbs in their products from their own organic farm! Their products are organic, 100% plant based and biodegradable. Not only that, they take it one step further and truly believe in a circular economy. Every 5 gallon refill pale that the Resort uses to refill their in room bottles, once empty we take back and refill. Once our large 55 gallon refill drums are empty we send those back to Oneka's farm to continue to be reused again and again, ensuring zero waste throughout the whole process. It works great, smells amazing and feels fantastic on the heart and skin!
Along with Oneka's refillable shower amenities you will also find in room a beautiful hand stamped cedar scented bar of soap which can be used either as body wash or hand wash. Each bar of soap is finely crafted using all plant based ingredients and 100% essential oils and handcrafted in Squamish, BC by Be Clean Naturally.
For the larger rooms with kitchen amenities you will also find local brand Mint Cleaning Co's Dish Soap in a refillable aluminium bottle. Their products are all made locally right here in Ucluelet, and we are actually lucky enough to share a space with this amazing team. From production to delivery and returning empty bottles and pales there is zero waste within this company. Mint Cleaning takes back and reuses all the empty 5 gallon refill pales from the Lodge.
Long Beach Lodge Resort also has a beautiful Surf Club just steps away from the beach. Not just for surfers, but anyone looking to warm up after a cold dip in the Pacific Ocean. They have a sauna, steam room and large spacious showers that make it easy to change out of your wetsuit. We have fully stocked their Surf Club amenities with Oneka products too!
And last but not least, we have opened a 'Mini Den' in the lobby of the Lodge. Here you will find all your favourite Den items and travel essentials. If you forgot a toothbrush or toothpaste on your trip, not to worry, the Mini Den is stocked full of all your sustainable bathroom essentials and if you enjoyed any of the shower amenities during your stay at Long Beach Lodge these will also all be available to purchase through the Mini Den.
So far 2021 is off to a bright and sustainable start, and we can't wait to see how the rest of the year unfolds and are looking forward to sharing more partnerships in the near future!
All photos by Andi Wardrop.