IMEX America 2015, which runs Oct. 13-15 in Las Vegas, is focusing on sustainability issues, including waste reduction and education.
In the first quarter of 2014, the nonprofit Clean the World distributed more than 330,000 bars of soap through partnerships with Harvest Time International, Children International, Operation Christmas Child, the Brice Foundation and My Neighbor’s Children. Clean the World collects and recycles soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry, then distributes these and other […]
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Preferred Hotel Group is now partnering with Clean the World to provide soap- and bottled-amenity recycling through its Preferred Alliance Partner Program. The program offers partners such benefits such as special pricing and extra services not available to individual hotels. Preferred Hotel Group has more than 650 destinations in 85-plus countries and a global team of 60 that […]
Hotels that contribute the most soap to Clean the World‘s global hygiene campaign usually are located in bigger cities — New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, among them. Usually. But not always. In Missouri, Harrah’s North Kansas City has collected more than 10,000 pounds of soap and 4,000 pounds of bottled amenities since signing […]
For the third year, Caesars Foundation has approved Clean the World‘s grant request of $150,000. A total of 34 Caesars properties — 42,218 rooms — are part of the Clean the World global hygiene revolution. Caesar’s Entertainment has diverted 295.910 pounds of landfill waste while making it possible for Clean to the World to distribute […]
Clean the World continues its global hygiene revolution with outposts in Hong Kong and Macao, its first in Asia. The Cotai Strip Resort and Sands Macao together contribute 10,000 guest rooms to the nonprofit’s environmental and lifesaving efforts. Clean the World provides soap in countries where there is a high incidence of death from hygiene-related […]
Estimates indicate that as many as 20,000 families may be homeless due to this week’s tornadoes in Oklahoma. Clean the World, a Plan Your Meetings partner, is working to make sure they have access to basic hygiene supplies. For every dollar donated, Clean the World will send one basic hygiene kit to the people in […]
Here’s a Clean the World shoutout to North Carolina’s Aloft Charlotte Uptown. The hotel replaced a wall full of paintings with a collection of photos from the nonprofit’s soap distribution trips.
By 2014, all of Marriott’s international hotels will be part of Clean the World‘s campaign to save lives. The nonprofit collects, recycles and distributes discarded soaps and other hygiene amenities to communities in need around the world, with the help of hotel partners. Since 2009, Marriott hotels in North America have collected almost 1 million soap […]
As IMEX America looks toward its third annual gathering in Las Vegas in October, organizers are reviewing sustainability numbers from the 2012 event — and feeling pretty good. One of their goals was to balance trade-show growth with event quality and environmental responsibility. Audited results from MeetGreen show strong performance in several key areas. Some […]
American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) members can now receive an exclusive 5 percent discount per room by recycling soap and shampoo. The discount comes from a new partnership between AH&LA and Clean the World, a nonprofit that collects and recycles used soap and bottled amenities from more than 1,700 hotels in North America. Since […]
The Sheraton Steamboat Resort, which features 28,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, has implemented a number of eco-friendly initiatives. The property in Steamboat Springs, Colo., has 188 guest rooms and 21 villas, and has earned LEED Gold certification for the past three years. In addition to buying as much of its food […]
The simple act of washing ones hands can eliminate all kinds of diseases. But those diseases flourish in developing nations, killing millions of people every day, simply because the cost of soap is prohibitive. Meanwhile, in America, thousands of hotels struggle with how to recycle the half-used bottles of toiletries and bars of soap transient […]
As I travel to different trade shows and conferences speaking on “Green Initiatives,” I am both proud and disappointed by much of what is happening. Yes, all of the exposure and emphasis that has been put on being more socially responsible and sustainable is sinking in. And, much progress is being made to better our […]
It’s hard to imagine life without something as simple as bar soap, yet millions of people in third-world countries live that reality. It is estimated that 3.5 million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented by washing their hands with soap and water. Clean The World (CTW), a charitable organization based in […]