Clean the World Announces 375 Tons of Unused Soap Collected From Hotels

We recently announced The Grand Hotel in Salem is a proud supporter of an iniative to recycle unused soap products in our hotel by donating them to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries worldwide via- Clean The World, a Florida based charity.  The organization announced this month 375 tons of unused soap has been collected from hotels around the world.

The cleaning staff at the Grand Hotel in Salem has been trained how to collect and save the soaps and shampoos their guests use and don’t take with them.  The staff deposits the soap in bins provided by Clean the World and then they seal and ship it to a soap recycling plant where it is either re-batched or sterilized.

The new soap bars were distributed to the needy through global distribution partnerships, including Floating Doctors, Cap Haitien Health Network operating in Haiti, and World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, which has helped deliver hundreds of pallets of soap to homeless shelters, women’s shelters and missions in the United States.

Soaps have been delivered to more than 30 countries worldwide, such as Haiti, Pakistan, Armenia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Uganda, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

Clean the World was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to promoting proper hygiene and reducing landfill waste caused by discarded hotel amenities.

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