Children International is proud to partner with Clean the World® in educating children in poverty about proper hygiene practices and giving them the tools they need — like soap — to use that knowledge.
Clean the World's mission parallels that of Children International: to save — and improve — the lives of those in poverty. Together the two organizations are working to prevent millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every year.
Clean the World partners with nongovernmental organizations such as Children International that distribute the recycled soap donations to individuals in need. It also encourages others to get involved and make a difference.
In 2009, Shawn Seipler started Clean the World in a one-car garage in Orlando, Florida. As a sales executive for a technology company, Seipler spent about 150 nights a year in hotel rooms. He began to wonder what happened to all those little bars of soap after he checked out of a lodging establishment. He found out they were simply thrown away.
After learning that hand washing with soap could potentially prevent the deaths of millions of children every year, Seipler launched Clean the World to recycle soap and save lives.
Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 2,000 hotel and resort partners, and 500 event partners, throughout North America.
Since 2009, Clean the World has collected 13 million pounds of discarded soap from hotels, distributed 68 million bars of reprocessed soap to 127 countries, and diverted 23 million pounds of plastic and soap waste from landfills. Read this article to learn more about their history, the process of soap recycling, and more.
Some of the largest hospitality and corporate groups in the world have partnered to provide soaps and related services, including:
American Cleaning Institute
Best Western International Incorporated
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Joie de Vivre Hotels
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Marriott International Incorporated
Marriott Vacation Club
Sonoma Soap Company
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Sysco Guest Supply
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Wyndham Hotel Group
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