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.