In an interesting twist on International Clean Hands Week, Clean the World welcomed a new partner to join the global hygiene revolution. PeopleTowels, makers of an on-the-go alternative to paper towels, partnered with Clean the World to help fight spread of preventable disease and rid the world of unnecessary landfill waste.
The Monterey, Calif.-based PeopleTowels organization donated more than 10,000 reusable PeopleTowels to Clean the World with plans to include them with donations of soaps and bottled amenities for children and families at home and abroad.
“PeopleTowels is thrilled to partner with Clean the World to advance basic hygiene in the most eco-friendly manner, making use of recycled soaps and cleanser and sustainably produced, reusable hand towels that prevent solid waste and conserve resources,” says Linda Lannon, CEO of PeopleTowels. “Working together, Clean the World and PeopleTowels will provide thousands of people in need with the ability to reduce the spread of infectious disease through the simple act of hand washing. Advancing global health is as much a part of building a more sustainable world as how green the products we use and consume and conserving natural resources are, making this collaboration with Clean the World a natural advancement of our mutual goals.”
“This is a logical partnership that extends our efforts to advance sustainability and promote better opportunities for improved hygiene health,” says Shawn Seipler, co-founder of Clean the World. “PeopleTowels came to our attention at the recommendation of another valued partner, The American Cleaning Institute, and we’re encouraged of the good we can do in delivering the tools of better hygiene in a convenient, portable and reusable way.”
Clean the World and PeopleTowels will mark the start of their partnership with a “big event” on Oct. 15 – Global Handwashing Day. Further details will be available soon.