Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Clean The World!

So very happy to be sending off some of my soapy extras to this great foundation!

About Clean The World

"Every 10 seconds, a child dies from a disease that could have been prevented with proper hygiene. The bar soap your group will be collecting, will be used to save lives. Depending on the demand at the time we receive your soap, it will be used in the hygiene kits we make and distribute to domestic homeless shelters here in the US or sent to one of the 70 countries we distribute to that greatly need bar soap".

Here are some photos from their website!


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, recycling, and distributing 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 1.4 million lbs. (700 tons) of hotel waste from polluting local landfills.

Find them here:  http://www.cleantheworld.org/
And here on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CleanTheWorld

Happy to help and send them my soap scraps and imperfect and/or misshapen bars!  I hope to continue to send them soaps on a monthly basis. 

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