Not fooled by green soft soap

28 April 2020
By

Following on from your web article about hotel soap recycling (French group recycles five tonnes of unused hotel soap), I have noticed that many hotels change those little bars every day, whether or not the room has changed occupant.

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I have opened a small bar to wash hands when I arrive at a hotel, use the soap that evening and again in the morning, and when I return that evening, I find my hardly used soap bar has gone and a new, wrapped, one in its place.

Ironically, this usually takes place in hotels that have signs in the bathroom telling me all about “how green [the hotel] is” and how I should “reuse my towels to save the planet”.

Ross Anderson, by email

Stay informed:
Sign up to our free weekly e-newsletter
Subscribe to access all our online articles and receive our printed monthly newspaper The Connexion at your home. News analysis, features and practical help for English-speakers in France

subscribe newsletter image
Stay informed, have your say, join the community
Boost your inbox with our editor’s pick of news and information about France for residents and second homeowners
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
Updated! Brexit and Britons In France
Featured Help Guide
What Brexit means for British residents, second homeowners and visitors in France - now and after December 31, 2020.
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now