Green Key Global and Clean The World entered into an expanded partnership that promotes soap recycling to hotels in the United States. After a successful partnership launch in Canada in 2015, Green Key Global is bringing the program south and encouraging members in the U.S. to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that will help fight the spread of preventable diseases.
Green Key Global is an environmental certification body whose suite of industry standard programs and resources has been designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries. Their programs help members leverage organizational CSR activities to support sustainable initiatives, and improve overall fiscal performance and community relations.
Clean the World recycles discarded soap and plastic bottles from hotels – and changes lives by providing soap and hygiene education to people at risk for hygiene-related illnesses. The recycled soap and bottled amenities also get a new life in hygiene kits, which are donated to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, veterans groups and other organizations that help people who are struggling.
“Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 31 million soap bars and 1.5 million hygiene kits around the globe,” Said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “The exciting partnership with Green Key provides an opportunity to help even more people by introducing additional hotels to our soap and bottled amenity recycling program."