July proved to be an explosive month for Clean the World. We welcomed new partner properties at a record breaking pace, expanded our operations throughout North America, and on-boarded many noteworthy properties, including a rather exclusive property in south Florida.
Clean the World added 56 properties as recycling partners in the month of July alone. This brings our total count of participating properties to more than 300 resorts, hotels, and bed and breakfasts in 39 states. This is an incredible achievement, and we are truly grateful to each of our partners for helping us eliminate the needless waste hitting our landfills, while providing life-saving soap to impoverished people the world over.
The potential impact of this effort is staggering. These 56 properties added in July equate to 6,757 rooms, each outfitted with plentiful soaps and shampoos for guests. These rooms provide more than 8,492 lbs. of discarded amenities, which now will be diverted from landfills due to our recycling efforts. Also, by recycling the soaps from these rooms, nearly 5,188 needy children will have enough soap to keep themselves clean for an entire month. Now that’s cause for celebration!
We would like to make special mention of several distinguished properties that have joined the Clean the World family. The W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a luxurious Starwood property along Florida’s Gold Coast, is one of the premier East Coast properties. Having been awarded AAA’s Four Diamond award, The W is truly a work of art, and Clean the World is proud to display a gem like The W in our crown.
We want to share the love with our friends from the north as well. The Radisson Plaza in Kalamazoo, Mich., has also joined our amenity recycling program. At 341 rooms, the Radisson Plaza is a force to be reckoned with in the hospitality industry. We look forward to capitalizing on this wonderful opportunity to take its slightly used amenities, and use them to save lives.
Finally, Clean the World will pull on its snow boots and prepare for an avalanche of partnership success in the Great White North. Clean the World has officially launched the Canadian branch of our amenity recycling program, and in its first week of operation our Canadian partners have delivered a lovely, quaint property in Victoria, British Columbia.
Abigail’s Hotel is an exquisite property nestled in the heart of downtown Victoria. This 1930s Tudor-style building is absolutely breathtaking. Expedia Insiders has rated Abigail’s among the top one percent of hotels worldwide. Adding the soap recycling program to this elegant property should only boost its already impressive standing among future guests.
As always, we are blown away by the continued response to our recycling, life-saving program. And we look forward to seeing what the future holds for Clean the World. With the help of our current and future partners, we will be able to change the course of history in our lifetime – one bar of soap at a time.