FAQ

What is Clean the World?

Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 4,000+ hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 35 million bars of soap in 100 countries.

How does Clean the World accomplish its mission?

Clean the World accomplishes its mission by collecting, recycling, and distributing discarded soap and plastic amenity bottles from participating hospitality partners. We recycle guest room hygiene items at operations centers in Orlando, Las Vegas, and Hong Kong, and distribute them for humanitarian purposes with partnering non-profit organizations. The items are distributed domestically, and to children and families in communities around the world.

How does soap save lives?

Hand washing with soap significantly reduces the impact of two fatal diseases: acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease. These are two of the top killers of children under 5 years old. To help save those lives, recycled soap is the primary ingredient in Clean the World’s global hygiene revolution.

Is the soap safe?

Yes. The soap has been tested by SGS North America, a Florida state-certified testing facility. SGS purposely infects soap, which is then run through the standard Clean the World recycling process. As a result of the cleansing process, the soap has been given a 100 percent clean bill of health. All pathogens, including listeria monocytogenes, escherichia coli, pseudomonas aerogenes, salmonella typhymurium, and staphylococcus aureus, are successfully removed from the soap by this process.