Clean the World
Clean the World collects discarded soaps, shampoos, conditioners and other hygiene products from more than 1,200 participating hotels and hospitality partners. By providing something as basic as soap for hand washing, Clean the World is helping to prevent disease and avoidable death in areas where essentials for cleanliness are otherwise not readily available. In just two years, they’ve distributed more than 9.5 million bars of soap to those in need in more than 45 countries.
In addition to its humanitarian benefits, Clean the World has kept over 600 tons of hotel waste out of landfills and groundwater systems which can be contaminated from discarded hygiene products, meaning the program is a win-win.
"A partnership with ACI helps introduce influential people and companies to Clean the World’s mission – recycling soap, saving lives – while helping to broaden Clean the World’s adoption within the hospitality industry," says Matt Gomez, director of marketing and communications for Clean the World. "The partnership provides excellent education about the importance of hand washing and other positive hygiene habits, while also supporting Clean the World’s efforts to collect, recycle and distribute soaps from hospitality partners throughout the world. The goal is to improve health and living conditions for people around the world."