SOUTHAMPTON, BERMUDA—Nurture Hospitality Group (NHG), a U.S. based amenities company, has launched with a strong social WE CARE message. Unique to the company is its reuse of ocean bound plastics in its 1 oz. and 2 oz. amenities containers and caps. “To the best of our knowledge, nobody is doing this in the hotel industry,” says NHG’s Gary Coward.
According to NHG, its nOcean (NO OCEAN) plastics manufactured by NHG have the potential to create a paradigm shift within the guest amenity industry; an industry that produces billions of portion size hotel bottles and tubes that are used and often discarded by guests across the world—a percentage of which will end up in waterways and oceans.
“With an estimated 315 billion tons of plastics in the oceans today and growing at a shocking rate of 8 million tons per annum, NHG made a conscious decision that having our plastics manufactured from collected, and then processed ocean plastics, was the foundation on which we would build our company and manufacture our liquid containers,” says Adrian Lopez, NHG President.
“Scientists are projecting if we don’t stop the flow of plastics in to our oceans there could be more plastic in the oceans by weight than fish by 2050,” Lopez says. “Fish ingest these plastic particles and they find their way on to our dinner plates and in to our bodies and those of our children.”
Plastics Collection Creates Jobs
NHG is utilizing plastics collected from the beaches and waterways of several less fortunate communities in Haiti and Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. “We are stopping plastic from going into the ocean,” Cowards says. “We are also creating jobs.”
These bottles are cleansed and reprocessed into new resins that are then made into high-quality bottles, caps and tubes carrying the nOcean brand. The nOcean bottles and tubes are then filled with premium quality liquids containing many natural, organic ingredients from communities in all six continents.
“Not only do nOcean products keep plastic from entering our oceans, but by using ocean bound plastics, this also reduces the amount of non-renewable fossil fuels taken from the earth to produce plastics,” Coward says.
NHG is a company formed by the owners of JYPESA, a company based in Guadalajara in Mexico. JYPESA has been in the design, manufacturing and distribution of guest bathroom amenities to over 19 countries since 1975.