Disneyland Resort Honored for Donations

The Disneyland Resort issued this press release following a recent visit by Clean the World co-founder and CEO Shawn Seipler



Clean the World Foundation, Inc. Honors Disneyland Resort for Recycling Bath Amenities to Change Lives and Protect the Environment

Disneyland Resort donated nearly 20,000 lbs. of gently used bath amenities in 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. – March 7, 2013 – Disneyland Resort was awash with pride today when it was honored by the nonprofit organization Clean the World Foundation, Inc. for its environmental efforts to recycle partially used soap and bottled bath amenities. The nonprofit organization sanitizes, repackages and distributes the amenities – which may otherwise be discarded by the hospitality industry – to people in need around the world, helping to prevent hygiene-related illnesses.

Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder of Clean the World, recognized the Disneyland Resort at a ceremony today, acknowledging the work of all three Resort hotels and their collective donation of nearly 20,000 pounds of amenities in 2012. Combined, the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa donated more than any other property in California.

“We are pleased to recognize the Disneyland Resort for their continued support,” said Seipler. “The fact that every hotel at the Disneyland Resort is among our top participants speaks to their commitment to join the global hygiene revolution and inspire positive change in the world.”

Since July 2011, the Disneyland Resort has worked diligently with Clean the World to recycle the bath amenities from its 2,402 hotel rooms. In 2012, the three properties collected 10,000-pounds of soap bars that were recycled into 53,392 life-changing bars of soap. Nearly 9,500-pounds of bottled bath amenities also were donated, amounting to a combined total of 19,400-pounds, or 9.7 tons of waste diverted from landfills and repurposed.

Disneyland Resort housekeeping cast members voluntarily collect the used amenities after guests check out of their rooms. From there, they are sent to a processing facility after which they are sent to countries in need around the world.

“The passionate voluntary support of our housekeeping cast members is what makes this program successful at the Disneyland Resort, said Pilar Hamil, general manager of the Disneyland Hotel. “They have brought this program to life at our hotels and thousands of lives have already been changed because of them.”

For more information about Clean the World Foundation, Inc., visit www.cleantheworld.org.

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About Clean the World, Inc. – Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization with the mission of saving millions of lives around the globe. Clean the World leads a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 1,700 hospitality partners to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 12 million bars of soap. Through the “ONE project” launched in late 2012, Clean the World provides hygiene kits domestically to the homeless and families in transition. For more information visit www.cleantheworld.org.

About the Disneyland Resort – Located on approximately 500 acres in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure park – plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s three hotels are the 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the 973-room Disneyland Hotel and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. With 25,000 cast members, the Disneyland Resort is Orange County’s largest employer and generates $4.7 billion for the Southern California economy. The Resort has welcomed more than 650 million guests since opening on July 17, 1955. For detailed information about the Disneyland Resort, please visit www.disneyland.com.

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