Have you ever wondered how many times a day, on average, you wash your hands? I tried counting yesterday but unfortunately lost track before lunch. If you think about it, we do it a lot, but it’s a good thing because it keeps us healthy and happy. For many around the world though, the lack of proper personal hygiene practices and access to soap lead to millions of lives lost each year due to diarrhea and acute lower-respiratory infection.
Clean the World, a non-profit founded in 2009 by Shawn Seipler and Paul Till, is on a mission to prevent deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses worldwide with discarded soap and shampoo products. The organization collects gently used guest room hygiene products such as soaps, shampoos and lotions through their partnership with hotels, B&Bs and resorts, sorts and sanitizes them, and recycles the items at their Recycling Operations Centre. Once fully treated through a sterilization process and laboratory tested, the soaps are packaged and distributed through domestic and international nonprofit organizations to benefit children and families.
Recycled soap is the primary ingredient in Clean the World’s global hygiene revolution which seeks to reduce hygiene-realated deaths: acute respiratory infection and diarrhea, the top killers of children under five years old. In addition to saving lives, the organization has eliminated over 600 tons of hotel waste from polluting local landfills.
Since its inception, Clean the World has distributed over 9.5 million soap bars and 200,000 pounds of shampoo and conditioner they have recycled back into use. The organization collects products from over 1,200 hospitality partners include The Walt Disney World Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Hilton and Hyatt branded properties across the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada.
From volunteering or making a donation, 95% of which goes directly into program operations, to hosting a community soap drive, click here for more information on how to get involved.
For more on hospitality partnerships and programs, click here.
Thank you Clean the World for making our world wonderful.
LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: How many times a day do you wash your hands?