The world’s only large-scale recyclers of hotel soap have combined their operations and charitable efforts! Clean the World and Global Soap have contributed to a 30 percent reduction in childhood deaths from hygiene-related illnesses since 2009.
The blended organization capitalizes on strengths developed separately by each group over the past six years. Under the new operating structure, Clean the World Foundation manages all soap and plastic bottle collection and recycling in North America, while Clean the World Asia oversees soap recycling in the Asia-Pacific region. Global Soap concentrates on strategic soap distribution and hygiene education programs that make a measurable, sustainable impact on global health.
For Global Soap, the mission continues to be creating a positive health impact that is sustained long-term by making hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit. The organization now can focus on more targeted programs such as microlending and habit/behavior changes to improve the health impact of the soap.
“By joining forces with Clean the World, Global Soap can focus solely on improving global hygiene,” said Sam Stephens, Executive Director of Global Soap. “We can broaden our range of activities and expand our community-based hygiene programs, including micro-enterprise and micro-lending initiatives. The result will be a much stronger and more sustainable impact on global health.”
Since 2013, Dispenser Amenities has been making a donation to The Global Soap Project for every new Hotel customer of 100 rooms or greater. Hotels wishing to help this important cause are encouraged to donate all used bars of soap. Clean the World along with The Global Soap Project will recycle those soaps into clean, new soap for distribution wherever in the world the need is greatest.