Leading change by changing attitudes – and practices
JRS Amenities’ leadership in sustainability owes much to the thinking of one of the 20th century’s most influential architects and designers, Buckminster Fuller. A pioneer in the environmental movement, he asked himself how one person could help change the world.
His answer was to act like the trim tab on a large ship’s rudder. The rudder enables the ship to turn; turning the much smaller trim tab makes it far easier to move the rudder and steer the ship in a new direction.
For more than three decades, JRS has been acting like a trim tab for positive change in luxury amenities. Changing behaviour starts with changing attitudes, which leads to changes in practice.
The Waste-Not-Basket™ helped to change the game
JRS’s commitment to sustainability led to the development of the Waste-Not-Basket, the first in-room recycling solution designed as a beautiful piece of furniture to enhance the guest experience.
Though recycling has not traditionally been part of the luxury hotel experience, today the Waste-Not-Basket and other recycling containers are found in luxury hotels worldwide. It is now guests who take offense when a hotel fails to offer recycling. The Waste-Not-Basket was the first that enabled luxury properties to provide recycling in style.
MOSAIC™ marked a sea change in luxury amenities
Through its development of the MOSAIC dispenser, JRS continues to lead the way to a sea change in the luxury industry.
Prior to MOSAIC, dispensers were industrial–all function and no form, and typically found in locker rooms. MOSAIC’s artful design, custom branding abilities, plus operational and economic advantages enabled a decisive change in direction. It gave luxury properties the confidence to change from single-use plastic bottles to stylish, sustainable dispensers made of Tritan Copolyester–the current state of the art in materials.
MOSAIC is now the global gold standard for elegant, and environmentally responsible, dispensing solutions.
Change for the better is constant
JRS understands that there is always room for improvement as we continue to reduce environmental impact. JRS has avoided using PVCs and we continue to educate and encourage overseas producers to adopt better materials and processes. We are continually sourcing more sustainable materials for all our products, including green-based amenities (best for people and planet), and we champion the use of bio-additives to make conventional plastics biodegradable.
Every small turn of the environmental trim tab helps effect a change in direction toward a more sustainable world.