Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Clean the World

When we took over our inn last summer, it caused us great distress every time we threw away partially used bar soaps, shower gels, hand lotions, shampoos and conditioners. What a waste!  It kept tugging at my heart and brain and I knew there had to be a better way.  Because after all, aren't we supposed to follow the green rule of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?  

I am beyond happy to announce that we are now members of Clean the World!  For a small annual fee (on our part) and the cost of shipping the used amenities, Abigail's can proudly give back by helping to save lives through such a simple process of recycling our used amenities.  We are so excited!


What is Clean the World? 
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and preventing the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses around the world.  Clean the World was founded in February 2009 by Shawn Seipler and Paul Till and is based in Orlando, FL.

How does Clean the World accomplish its mission?
Clean the World accomplishes its mission by collecting, sorting, and sanitizing discarded soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions and gels from participating hospitality partners. Clean the World recycles guest room hygiene items at its Recycling Operations Center (ROC) and distributes them for humanitarian purposes with partnering nonprofit organizations. The items are distributed domestically and to children and families in communities around the globe.

How does soap save lives?
Hand washing with soap significantly reduces the impact of two fatal diseases: acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease. These are the top two killers of children less than 5-years-old, and represent an opportunity for recycled soap to become the primary ingredient in Clean the World’s global hygiene revolution. 

How much waste has Clean the World prevented from going to the landfill?  
Since inception, Clean the World has eliminated more than 1.2 million lbs. (600 tons) of hotel waste from polluting local landfills.

Please take a few moments to read through the website of this organization that does such good work to help those in need, domestically and around the world.  Click here to see how you can help!

1 comment:

  1. Greta idea Patti - i hate to waste those luxury items just because the seal is broken I wonder if it is possible in the UK too? moving along into the spring now Take Care Christine