Clean the World is an organization that recycles hotel soap and hotel amenities. It is also the first “benefit corporation,” or “B” corporation established in Orlando, Florida. Clean the World collects discarded soap and shampoo from the hospitality industry and other sectors that generate environmental waste and recycles it for redistribution. Once the bars and bottles of soap have been collected from hotels and shipped into the warehouse, they are then sanitized and re-packaged for distribution.
Shawn Seipler and Paul Till started Clean the World in 2009. Seipler started the company after learning that the barely used complimentary soap in his Minneapolis hotel room would be thrown away.
Seipler and Till started their company in Orlando, Florida and used meat-grinders and other kitchen utensils to cook the soap into clean bars. The first soap donor was the Holiday Inn at the Orlando International Airport. Within three years, the home business became an “international charity that … distributed 9.5 million bars of recycled soap in 45 countries.” In 2011, Laguna Beach became the first city in the United States to have all hotels participate in Clean the World.
Clean the World partners with the Global Soap Project, as well as more than 5000 hospitality partners and 500 event partners throughout North America. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 45 million bars of soap to children and families in 127 countries worldwide, while diverting 16 million pounds of hotel waste from North American landfills.
According to en.wikipedia.org; cleantheworldfoundation.org. Source of photos: internet