Have you ever wondered what happens to the soap and shampoo in hotels after you leave. Most of us think it goes in the garbage, and a lot of the time it does. It’s estimated more than 2 million bars of soap will be thrown away after guests leave a hotel rooms, it’s been an incredible waste until recently.
Founder and CEO of Clean The World, Shawn Seipler found himself wondering what was being done with the soap from hotels. Knowing it could be helpful for the needy, he engaged with the hospitality industry and established, Clean The World. org. Clean the world is an organization that has been implementing sustainable and socially responsible practices and products with the hospitality industry. We need many more of these kinds of programs because lives are being saved and people are benefiting enormously from it.
More than 9000 children will needlessly die every day all over the world, and a lot of the time it is very preventable with something as basic as soap. Pneumonia and diarrheal diseases are two of the leading culprits causing these tragic deaths. Every year these diseases kill up to 2 million children. Basic hygiene and the use of soap could save many of their lives. In many countries the homeless population also do not have access to soap or shampoo either. Clean The World has found a way to sterilize, recycle, and distribute those bars of soap. We love the fact that the recycling benefits the vulnerable and needy as well as the planet. In the future I will be requesting the soap left behind gets recycled and we invite our readers to do the same. This is the kind of innovative and practical recycling that we hope to see more of in the future.