RECYCLING HOTEL SOAP & TOILETRIES


Recycling Hotel Soap & Toiletries could have a far reaching effect:

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Recycling Hotel Soap & Toiletries could have a far reaching effect:

  • Every day, millions of bars of soap are discarded by hotels worldwide.
  • Every year, 1.7 million children die from disease and infection.
  • Half a million of these children could still be alive if they had soap to wash their hands.
  • The plastic from empty or half-full bottles and tubes of hotel toiletries is proving challenging to properly recycle, despite being manufactured from expensive recyclable PET or HDPE.
  • The UK waste industry’s infrastructure is simply unable to capture this waste stream.
  • The plastic containers all end up in landfill or are being incinerated.
  • The high quality toiletry products inside are lost, despite being manufactured from valuable resources, and when properly recovered is perfectly safe for human use.

 

CleanConscience offers the UK hotel industry a chance to reduce its environmental impact and save lives:

Soap:

  • With the assistance of mainly additional need and disabled volunteers the collected soap is sorted, disinfected, turned into soap powder or soap noodles, and distributed to those in need of sanitation;
    • the reprocessing happens right here in the UK, at our unit near Maidenhead;
    • the soap powder and soap noodles are destined for the Kori Women’s Development Project in Taiama, Sierra Leone.

Toiletries:

  • Recovered toiletries are disinfected and sorted by another group of mainly additional need and disabled volunteers into types and the different brands are kept separately;
    • the manual sorting process takes place here in the UK, at our unit near Maidenhead;
    • the full and ¾ full toiletry bottles become part of our CareKit™ Project;
    • the remainder is decanted and rebottled, to be gifted to those in need – locally and nationally, some make their way over to European and international humanitarian projects, but we envisage 85% being distributed in the UK.

Plastics:

  • Recovered plastics are sent to an incinerator for energy recovery.

Impact:

  • Impact is measured and reported.

 

Don’t waste this opportunity

Join CleanConscience and your hotel can convert tonnes of waste into a meaningful, sustainable programme that will be embraced by employees and admired by guests.

 

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If your hotel, B&B, guesthouse or residential conference centre would like to take part in the CleanConscience hotel soap and toiletry recycling project then please get in touch with Gwen Powell:

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