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 guests leave behind every day.
Enter Clean the World, an Orlando-based nonprofit group that collects and sanitizes these supplies and distributes them to people in countries like Haiti. Founded in 2009, it first partnered with the Peabody Orlando Hotel. As news of their efforts spread, more hotels and meeting planners joined the group to recycle soaps and hotel toiletries at individual properties and events.
Clean the World recently signed an agreement with Starwood Hotels and Resorts to provide its unique service to up to 500 of the brand’s North American hotels. The partnership is estimated to generate 1.6 million pounds of recycled hotel soap annually.
To learn how to become a hotel or meeting planning partner, click here.