Clean the World Environmental Policy

Clean the World offers sustainable, socially responsible, and charitable programs and services to the international hospitality community.

Our efforts improve access to hygiene products in disadvantaged communities around the world, and help divert needless hotel waste from polluting local landfills.

Clean the World is committed to being an exemplary steward of our global environment. We save lives with soap and protect our planet.

Key points of the Clean the World environmental strategy include:

– Actively promoting sustainable, socially responsible programs to the global hospitality industry and among all customers and suppliers

Turning trash into treasure. Promoting recycling of gently used hotel amenities (soaps, shampoos, body washes, lotions and gels) throughout the global hospitality industry

Establishing sustainable best practices for the recycling, production, and distribution of soaps and bottled amenities from waste to renewal as lifesaving hygiene solutions (Winner, 2011 Sustainable Florida Award)

Aligning with eco-minded corporate  partners, such as UPS, to promote and provide carbon neutral transport of soaps and hygiene supplies from hotels to Clean the World recycling operations centers and toward a final destination in communities around the world

Producing all printed marketing collateral on 100% recycled or post-consumer waste paper through an arrangement with New Leaf Paper – the first to market with 100% post-consumer papers of unparalleled brightness and printing specifications, including the first-ever 100% post-consumer recycled coated papers, book publishing papers and more

Minimizing waste by upcycling previously discarded soaps into freshly pressed soap bars ready for global distribution

Recycling of all waste products produced at Clean the World headquarters in Orlando through a single-stream recycling solution provided by Orlando Waste Co.

Eliminating plastic wrapping of soaps that would add to the world’s pollution problem

Meeting or exceeding environmental policies for proper “green” business growth and operations

– In less than three years Clean the World has collected, recycled and distributed more than 10 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Haiti, and more than 45 countries

– Soap saves lives. Thanks for helping Clean the World.

Clean the World Forms Licensing Partnership with Clearly Natural

Summary: Sales of Clearly Natural soaps will directly benefit the lifesaving mission of Clean the World to recycle soap and save lives in disadvantaged communities worldwide

Clean the World and Clearly Natural, a Beaumont Products Inc., soap brand, have teamed for an easy way to improve personal hygiene and help protect our planet. Now, by simply buying your favorite Clearly Natural soaps you can join the global hygiene revolution to save lives with soap.

Through a licensing partnership agreement announced in time for the upcoming March 8-11 Natural Products Expo West 2012 in Anaheim, Calif., sales of soaps under the Clearly Natural brand, as well as the specialized Sonoma Soap Company brand, will advance sustainability and social responsibility among customers and within communities around the world.

Clean the World, a social enterprise based in Orlando, Fla., is committed to saving lives with soap by collecting, recycling and distributing hotel guest room amenities to children and families in the United States, Canada, and more than 45 countries.

Select products within both Clearly Natural and Sonoma Soap Company brands will feature the Clean the World logo on the packaging. Proceeds from the sale of these products along with donations of soap will support Clean the World’s efforts to aid children and families in disadvantaged communities worldwide who struggle with access to proper hygiene products.

“The partnership with Clearly Natural adds another essential element to our ever-growing global hygiene revolution,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “By introducing our Clean the World-branded soaps in a retail setting and encouraging sales to benefit our soap distribution efforts, we are raising the bar on social awareness and personal hygiene, and promoting positive ways to achieve a cleaner, healthier world.”

These personal care products are sold at a number of retail locations nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Meijer, Safeway and Publix, and range in price from $1.89 to $9.99.

“This is an opportunity for our Clearly Natural and Sonoma Soap brands to heighten our commitment to an improved environment and embrace the concept of recycling soap to save lives,” says Jeff Picken, president and COO of Beaumont Products. “We believe in and support Clean the World’s mission to stop the spread of diseases with soap, and having that logo on our brands should boost awareness of their mission.”

Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 1,300 hospitality partners throughout North America, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Caesars Entertainment, and The Walt Disney World Resorts.

By placing more recycled soap in the hands of people who need it most, Clean the World recently achieved a major milestone with the distribution of more than 10 million soap bars in just three years of operation, while also fulfilling a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 600 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

Recently, Clean the World, through a network of global distribution partners, delivered recycled soaps to Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, and Kenya in addition to frequent domestic distributions to children and families at homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and missions. The soaps are often packaged as part of sustainable hygiene kits, which include recycled bottled amenities (shampoos, conditioners, body washes, lotions and gels) collected from Clean the World hotel partners throughout North America.

Sustainable Spring: North America Turns ‘Green’

Have you ever wondered what more than 1,300 hospitality partners would look like if you placed them all on one map of North America? Well, we did, and this is what we got…

Update as of March 20, 2012:
Clean the World partners with 1,342 hospitality properties, which represent 291,689 hotel rooms. Corporate partners include Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Caesars Entertainment, The Walt Disney World Resorts, Joie de Vivre Hotels, and many more. And we welcome your participation in our hospitality partnership program that recycles soap and saves lives.

Clean the World is proud to have hospitality partnerships in all 50 United States, 10 Canadian provinces, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The darker concentrations of colors represent a greater density of hospitality partners in one city or region. As you can see, while we have considerable coverage on the map, there is still lots of room for growth.

The hospitality partners served by Clean the World represent roughly 6% of the total North American marketplace for the hospitality industry. Since we’re optimists at Clean the World, we see this as a 94% opportunity to grow our social enterprise and truly transform the way the hospitality industry thinks about amenities recycling, sustainability, and socially responsible customer service. And we’re saving lives in the process.

So, who wants to help us turn the entire North American hospitality industry green? From large corporate flags and hotel brands to small, independent bed-and-breakfasts throughout North America, we are on a mission to collect, recycle, and distribute hotel guest room amenities to help stop the spread of preventable diseases. With your continued help and support, we’re well on our way toward achieving a global hygiene revolution. Click here to join our program today.

Soon we’ll have partners in Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Wherever the spread of preventable diseases may be stopped by promoting and providing bar soap and proper hygiene, we will be there. Because soap saves lives.

Thanks for helping Clean the World.

Clean Hands, Clean World Campaign Launches

PeopleTowels® and Clean the World®, announce the launch of their partnership program, Clean Hands, Clean World. 

With a mission to halt the spread of preventable infectious diseases in a sustainable manner, the program distributes recycled soap and reusable hand towels to impoverished communities, saving lives while reducing waste and conserving natural resources.

To date, PeopleTowels has contributed more than 12,000 hand towels to create Sustainable Hygiene Kits, which have been distributed by Clean the World to communities in Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and the United States.

The Clean Hands, Clean World partnership cements the relationship between the two organizations, establishing a mutual goal of distributing 100,000 sustainable hygiene kits and launching PeopleTowels’ ‘One for One’ donation program on limited edition, Clean Hands, Clean World PeopleTowels.  Under this new program, PeopleTowels will donate one reusable hand towel for every limited edition PeopleTowel sold, to be distributed in a Sustainable Hygiene Kit.

“PeopleTowels is a valuable partner to Clean the World,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “We share a common passion for sustainability and a desire to improve hygiene conditions for children and families around the world. The inclusion of PeopleTowels in sustainable hygiene kits that already include Clean the World recycled soaps helps create a comprehensive hygiene solution for a cleaner, healthier world.”

“Our partnership with Clean the World aligns perfectly with PeopleTowels’ mission to reduce waste,” says Mary Wallace, co-founder of PeopleTowels.  “By using recycled soaps and reusable hand towels, together we incorporate a sustainability element in this humanitarian effort that reinforces the message that even when meeting basic human needs, we need to do so with minimal impact on the environment.”

Every day in North America, hotels discard millions of pounds of soap, which can leach out of landfills to contaminate fragile groundwater systems. On average, people use more than 3,000 paper towels outside the home every year, wasting trees, water and energy for a product that is used for a few seconds then thrown away. By pairing recycled soap with reusable hand towels, millions of pounds of waste will be diverted from landfills while providing those in need with the means to practice life saving hand hygiene.             
 To kick off the program, “Clean Hands Clean World” is hosting a Celebrity Spokesperson Poll, soliciting input from the public about which celebrity would make the best Clean Hands, Clean World spokesperson.
All participants will be entered to win an Eco Lifestyle Prize package valued at over $400, including goods from leading eco-lifestyle brands.