Hotel toiletries are great, but did you know they could also save lives? Read on to find out how one company is working to fight waste and prevent millions of deaths every year.
In 2009, as part of his job in technology, Shawn Seipler found himself traveling and staing in hotels on a weekly basis. It was during this time that he realised those little bars of soap you find in your hotel room end up in the trash the next morning, making their way to landfill and constituting a high level of wasted products every day.
With this realisation in mind, he founded Clean The World, a non-profit organisation which takes those bars of soap and aims to use them to prevent millions of hygiene related deaths every year.
To do this, Clean The World partners with thousands of hotels around the world – primarily in North America – to collect and recycle toiletry products from hotel rooms. These are then sent out to homeless shelters across the US and developing countries around the world, helping to prevent potentially fatal hygiene related illnesses.
So next time you’re staying in a hotel, make sure not to take home or throw away those hotel toiletries. They could just save a life.