Clean the World celebrates Earth Day

When and where it all began

Earth Day started out in California as an environmental movement full of peaceful rallies, on April 22, 1970. Today, Earth Day is celebrated by millions all around the world by practicing sustainability and making changes to their daily routine. Minor changes like grabbing a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic water bottle, minimizing your waste and supporting organizations dedicated to sustainability, like Clean the World.

Clean the World celebrates Earth Day every day. With hotel contribution, the goal is to eliminate hotel waste from landfills. The hospitality industry generates a great deal of solid waste and Clean the World works around the clock to ensure the diversion of hotel waste from landfills.

  • More than 2 million bars of partially used hotel soap are thrown away every day in the United States.
  • 1 bar of soap equals 180 handwashes

Making a Difference

In 2009, Clean the World developed a program to reduce hotel waste by recycling used hotel soap and bottled amenities. They are put into hygiene kits and distributed to vulnerable communities in over 127 countries including Uganda, Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico and many more.  

Making the mission possible

Today, over 8,000 hotels participate in Clean the World’s recycling program, with housekeepers around the world collecting hygiene amenities from over 1,100,000 hotel rooms daily, and contributing to the diversion of over 20 million pounds of hotel waste from landfills. We would like to thank our hotel partners for implementing green initiatives into their daily operations and choosing Clean the World as their partner in efforts to preserve our planet and making a global impact.

For the past seven years, Sysco Guest Supply has been an amazing partner, making the shipping process of our recycling bins, to and from our distribution centers, more efficient. Thank you for all of your support, you are the soil to our flourishing garden.

We would also like to give a huge thank you to our volunteers. With the help of our Soaper Heroes, we’ve sorted and repurposed over 435,500 pounds of recyclable bottled amenities and soap, distributing over 905,600 bars of soap, globally.  

Clean the World: by the numbers

  • Over 1.8 million pounds of plastic recycled
  • Over 5 million hygiene kits distributed
  • Over 49 million bars of soap distributed globally

How you can get involved!

There are many ways to get involved with Clean the World. For starters, as a hotel, you can join Clean the World’s Recycling Program, making a difference all around the world. You can also host a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build, building events are a great way to make an impact in your community and practice Corporate Social Responsibility. Lastly, you can lend a helping hand by volunteering at one of our Recycling Operation Centers (ROCs). To sign up visit Clean the World Volunteers

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