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Our Global Hospitality Recyling Program helps YOU make the world a better place!

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Achieve your "Room to be Green" promise by recycling your soap and plastic bottle amenities with Clean the World. By teaming up, we make it easy for you to be eco-friendly and make a real difference. Together, we can make sure your commitment to helping the environment really shines, creating a better future for everyone.

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Water is a precious resource, and every drop counts. When you recycle your soap with Clean the World, your hotel conserves thousands of gallons of water that would otherwise be used to create new soap.

Reduce your environmental impact by recycling your bulk plastic amenities and soap with Clean the World. This not only demonstrates your commitment to sustainable operations but also reduces your hotel’s environmental footprint, contributing to a greener future.

Clean the World’s hospitality recycling program, in harmony with Room to be Green, not only reduces waste but also supports your local community. Show your guests that your hotel is more than just a place to stay; it’s a catalyst for positive change.

Your participation in our hospitality recycling program creates “Green Leaders” out of all your employees! Your employees will have a direct hand in making the world a better place.

Elevate your supply chain sustainability with Clean the World. Our long standing relationship with hotel amenity suppliers enable us to create a consistent flow of recycled products. This ensures that the products you’re purchasing have already been vetted and can be recycled. 

choice hotels global impact

As of October 2023

974,688

Bars of Soap Collected

608,538

Gallons of Water Saved

297,128

Lbs of Waste Collected

113,153

Carbon Footprint Reduction (KgCO2e)

sustainability made simple

Start your journey

After signing up, use your Clean the World credentials to log into the Customer Portal.

Order your boxes

Order your initial set of boxes to kick off the Clean the World recycling program at your hotel. You can expect to receive your boxes within 3-5 business days.

Collect your items

Engage your team to gather used soap bars and plastic amenity bottles from guest rooms and common areas.

Send us your boxes

Ship your full boxes back to us using our prepaid UPS shipping labels. If you would like it, you can log into the Customer Portal to schedule a UPS pick-up time.

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Track your impact

Monitor and celebrate your sustainability progress on the Customer Portal. You can follow the positive environmental impact your hotel is making in real time.

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Customer Portal

Clean the World’s Customer Portal offers a unique opportunity for you to engage in socially responsible programs that deliver direct impact, including soap distribution, hygiene education, emergency response, hygiene packaging events, and waste diversion.

The Customer Portal provides real-time updates on your Impact dashboard. As soon as Clean the World receives your full box, our team scans the box and uploads the impact totals to the portal.

FAQs

Have a question about Clean the World or our programs?  Please check out our FAQ’s below. Here, you can find answers about how we recycle soap, our Hospitality Soap Recycling Program, or our Customer Portal. You can also email us at partners@cleantheworld.org for additional questions. Thank you!

ABOUT CLEAN THE WORLD

Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 8,100+ hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 77 million bars of soap in 127 countries.

Clean the World accomplishes its mission by collecting and recycling discarded soap and plastic amenity bottles from participating hospitality partners. Through the distribution of these and other donated hygiene products to impoverished people, help prevent millions of hygiene-related illnesses and deaths every year.  

Clean the World partners with hotel properties across the world to recycle their discarded soap and bottled amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash.  All soap is recycled into new bars, and all bottles are recycled.

Participating hotels collect these hygiene products at their properties using Clean the World boxes.  Once boxes are full, hotels ship them back to a Clean the World facility. 

ABOUT OUR GLOBAL HOSPITALITY PROGRAM

Welcome to the Clean the World family! You will soon receive a Welcome Kit containing helpful instructions and materials to train your team. We are here to answer any questions you have. Simply email partners@cleantheworld.org!  

No, participating hotels must request new or replacement boxes from Clean the World.  To request boxes, please log-in with your user name and password to the customer portal (portal.cleantheworld.org) and click or tap on the orange “Order Boxes” button through the Box Dashboard.  If you need log-in credentials, please request at: cleantheworld.org/portal

When the initial order is placed, the number of boxes that Clean the World will ship to the hotel property is based on room count and past participation history, not on the number of floors.  If you believe this total is incorrect, please email partners@cleantheworld.org to update your box allocation. 

Clean the World can accept any box or collection device containing soap and/or bottles. Simply contact partners@cleantheworld.org, and we will email you an extra shipping return label.  

To ensure Clean the World reports accurate impact totals, we ask that you keep your soap and bottles in separate containers.  To request collection boxes, please log-in to the customer portal (portal.cleantheworld.org), and click or tap on the orange “Order Boxes” button through the Box Dashboard. If you need log-in credentials, please request at: cleantheworld.org/portal 

Clean the World accepts all bathroom amenity bottles from hotel rooms including shampoo, lotion, conditioner, and body wash. 

When your boxes are 100% full, it’s time to ship.  To request a shipping return label, please access the customer portal (portal.cleantheworld.org), click or tap on the “Return Box” button and print your label through the Box Dashboard. 

Please note: Each box should have a different tracking number. UPS will not pickup boxes with the same tracking number. 

If you have a regularly scheduled UPS service, simply add the boxes to this pickup (make sure the boxes are labeled and ready for pick-up to avoid delays). If you need to schedule a UPS pickup, please schedule through the customer portal (portal.cleantheworld.org).  Click or tap on the orange “Schedule Pickup” button, confirm your address, and choose a pickup date from the calendar. 

Please note: pickups can only be scheduled for three business days or more in the future.  If you have any issues with your pickup, please email partners@cleantheworld.org.  Our team can work with UPS to ensure your pickup is successful. 

Now, you can receive impact totals right from your customer portal.  On the Impact Screen, you can get real-time feedback on how much soap you have collected, how many pounds of waste you’ve collected, how many bars of soap you have distributed, and historical totals.

First, please make sure your box is taped securely. We suggest you use two layers and tape all the way down the sides. Then, attach your shipping label on the top of the box with packing tape. You can also request clear shipping envelopes from UPS which protects your label.

ABOUT OUR RECYCLING PROCESS

At a Clean the World facility, the soap is sanitized, grinded, and cut into new bars. The bars are then boxed for distribution. 

Yes. The soap has been tested by SGS North America, a Florida state-certified testing facility. SGS purposely infects soap, which is then run through the standard Clean the World recycling process. As a result of the cleansing process, the soap has been given a 100 percent clean bill of health. All pathogens are successfully removed from the soap by this process.

Plastic bottles are first shredded to remove any residual liquid left inside. The shred is washed, dried, and made into plastic flake. That flake is then used to make new products like buckets.

The residual liquid (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash) is recycled into various cleaning products like dishwasher detergent, all-purpose cleaner, and laundry detergent.

You are welcome to visit our Orlando headquarters to volunteer and see how we recycle bar soap. If interested, please email volunteers@cleantheworld.org for more information. Our plastic recycling takes place in Missouri and is not currently open to visitors but please check back for updates. 

We recycle plastic hotel amenity bottles (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash bottles). These bottles are comprised of HDPE, LDPE, PET, and PP.  

Not at this time. We recommend contacting your city’s local recycling service providers. 

Yes, Clean the World utilizes UPS Carbon Neutral shipping for all small package shipping.

ABOUT OUR CUSTOMER PORTAL

Clean the World’s customer portal offers a unique opportunity for you to engage in socially responsible programs that deliver direct impact including soap distribution, hygiene education, emergency response, hygiene packaging events, and waste diversion.  In a few simple steps, your team can access impact reports, order replacement boxes, print shipping labels, learn about Clean the World’s exciting programs, and manage users. For more information, please visit: cleantheworld.org/portal. 

From any desktop or mobile phone, visit portal.cleantheworld.org and log-in with your account email address and password. To receive log-in credentials, please request at cleantheworld.org/portal

You can filter your impact by date and, depending on your access level, by individual hotel, brand, flag and management company.

Click the green drop-down menu on the upper right-hand side. If you are on a mobile device, this drop-down menu is directly above the “SOAP” quadrant. You can choose between historical, this year, last year, this month, last month, this quarter, last quarter, or a customer date range. 

Click between the gray boxes at the top of the page, above the 6 different quadrants. The box that is orange is the impact you are currently viewing.

Your historical impact data is representative of all soap and/or plastic amenity bottles collected from the day you started Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program until the present day. 

Coming soon! We will be releasing a feature that allows you to export your impact report. Check back for updates. 

Those colorful icons represent the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that correlate with the impact inside of each section. Click on them to learn more!

ABOUT OUR IMPACT REPORTING

Our dedicated operations team weighs all inbound shipments of soap and bottles. The shipping label is connected to your hotel’s account, and when scanned, those weights are added to your profile.

The Clean the World portal provides real-time updates on your Impact screen.  As soon as Clean the World receives your full box, our team scans the box and uploads the impact totals to the portal.  If you are not seeing impact information or believe the information is incorrect, please email partners@cleantheworld.org

Clean the World partnered with Greenview to enhance the proprietary reporting that we provide to our hotel partners. The basis behind each impact metric is volume of soap or bottles collected. In order to identify, measure, and analyze the environmental impacts of the entire life cycle of the soap recycling process, which cover energy, water, carbon, waste, and materials footprint, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was adopted. LCA is a tool widely used to analyze the impacts of an object/operation/service across its value chain, i.e., from raw material extraction and production to disposal.Upon completion of this LCA, coefficients and conversion factors were provided in order to calculate the individual impact metrics.  

To learn more about the UN Sustainable Goals, please visit https://sdgs.un.org/goals

If your hotel is in Europe, please visit FAQ Europe.

Have additional questions? Email us at partners@cleantheworld.org