NEWS RELEASE: Clean the World Opens Canadian Operations Center to Support Growth and Expansion

New facility provides life-saving hygiene supplies to homeless shelters, senior citizens, and struggling families throughout Canada.

Orlando, Florida – July 21, 2015 – The world’s only large-scale recycler of hotel soap recently opened an office and recycling center in Montreal. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Clean the World is a global social enterprise that has contributed to a 30 percent reduction in pre-adolescent deaths from hygiene-related illnesses since 2009. With the new facility coming online, soap and bottled amenities collected from hotels in Canada will benefit Canadians at risk for hygiene-related illnesses.

Each month, close to 850,000 Canadians receive assistance from food banks. About 36 percent of those helped are children and youth. Through a partnership with Moisson Montreal, one of Canada’s major food banks, Canadian families will benefit from the discarded hotel items processed in Clean the World’s Montreal operations center.

“Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed nearly 700,000 hygiene kits in the United States and Canada,” said Clean the World founder and CEO Shawn Seipler. “By any measure, we have made tremendous strides in reducing the incidence of hygiene-related illnesses in developing regions around the world. Our new Montreal facility provides an opportunity to help even more people here in North America.”

Clean the World Canada Managing Director Pierre Daigneault has worked in the environmental sector since 2008 and is a long-time proponent of reducing carbon footprint through regional sustainability efforts.

“Opening an operations center in Montreal is a welcome addition to Clean the World’s global hygiene strategy,” Daigneault said. “This production facility enhances our ability to serve the homeless, our senior citizens, and the growing number of families seeking help from food banks here in Canada. It also provides a jumping-off point for Clean the World’s upcoming European expansion.”

In addition to promoting global hygiene through recycling and distributing hygiene supplies, Clean the World fulfills an environmental mission by collecting hotel waste that would otherwise go into landfills. The organization has diverted more than 3,800 tons of soap, shampoo, and other amenities from traditional disposal methods since 2009.

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About Clean the World 
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The organization collects discarded soap and other hygiene products from more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and operates recycling centers in Orlando, Las Vegas, Montreal, and Hong Kong. Clean the World’s Global Soap Project promotes and provides hygiene education and microlending to make hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit. Through its “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. Since 2009, more than 25 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 99 countries.

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Planting its roots as early as 1993, NewcrestImage is a privately-owned, Texas-based hotel development, construction, and management firm.

The company’s principals have combined experience of more than 100 years in the hospitality industry. Their collective experience, combined with their single-minded dedication to providing guests with first-rate lodging accommodations and best-in-class guest services, are at the core of the company’s continuing success.

NewcrestImage designs, builds and operates state-of-the-art hotels for the most renowned brands in the hospitality industry. The business is guided by an endless pursuit of excellence, and a set of core principles that defines its culture and character.

• People Come First
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• Experiences Are Memorable
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NewcrestImage currently manages hotels under Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott flags.

Green Key Global Teams With Clean the World

Green Key Global LogoClean The World and Green Key Global recently teamed up for a partnership that will promote soap recycling to hotels in Canada and beyond. The partnership will encourage Green Key Global members to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that help fight the spread of preventable diseases.

Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body with a suite of industry-standard programs and resources designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries. Its affordable programs help members leverage organizational CSR activities to support sustainable initiatives, and improve overall fiscal performance and community relations.

“Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap and nearly 700,000 hygiene kits,” says Clean the World founder and CEO Shawn Seipler. “The exciting partnership with Green Key provides an opportunity to help even more people by introducing hotels to our soap and bottled amenity recycling program.”

Green Key Global managing director Tony Pollard says the partnership complements his organization’s existing sustainability programs.

“Green Key Global is thrilled to be partnering with Clean the World in the promotion of soap recycling to hoteliers,” says Tony Pollard, Green Key Global managing director. “This partnership once again demonstrates Green Key’s commitment to providing hoteliers with sustainable and socially responsible choices.”