Clean the World rolled out the red carpet at a new Recycling Operations Center in Hong Kong on Wednesday. This new, expanded facility is outfitted with a complete production line to turn discarded hotel soap into clean new bars. Soap from hotel partners in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore will flow into the Hong Kong facility.
Along with founder Shawn Seipler and chief strategy officer Michael O’Quinn, Clean the World Asia managing director Jolene Han welcomed guests and provided tours of the facility. Visitors included executives from Sands, The Peninsula, Mandarin and Conrad.
This new production line and our expanded footprint in Asia would not have happened without the generous support of Las Vegas Sands Corp. A $1 million corporate citizenship donation announced last month provided funds for additional growth both in the United States and internationally.
Sands properties in Macau have contributed more than 40,000 pounds of discarded soap, which will be converted into 100,000 recycled bars. The soap will be distributed to people who are at high risk of contracting hygiene-related illnesses.
Assisting Jolene in the Hong Kong center are logistics partner Otto Wang, and manufacturing partner Alan Choy.