The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Convention ‘Duck Race’ Benefits “Clean the World”

  • Clean the World Foundation distributes recycled soaps, hygiene products, provides much needed resources to communities in need
  • ACI Duck Race Takes Place During the 2022 ACI Convention, January 31-February 5 in Orlando, FL

To commemorate National Rubber Ducky Day, January 13, ACI is excited to announce our return to an in-person Charity Duck Race during the 2022 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.

The Duck Race will take place February 2 during ACI’s Convention Week, January 31-February 5 at the Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Duck race enthusiasts flock each year to the lazy river for the Charity Duck Race, sponsored by Shell Chemical LP. Decorated ducks "swim" down the Lazy River towards the finish line with their cheer squad on the sidelines, raising money for the charity Clean the World.

Clean the World is a leader in global health, recycling discarded hygiene products and distributing them to communities in distress around the world.

"ACI, our member companies and Shell Chemical LP place a high priority on programs and partnerships that help provide better living for individuals, families and communities," said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “That’s why we are proud to highlight and support the mission and efforts of Clean the World, especially while we are still battling the coronavirus pandemic.”

Attendees and members are encouraged to purchase a duck to participate in the race and help ACI reach its $30,000 donation target. Buy an individual duck, a pair of ducks or a Quack Pack (5 for the price of 4) by visiting the ACI website.

Registration for the global cleaning product supply chain’s top business-to-business event is open on the ACI website.

Companies that are eligible to join ACI must be members of the association to attend the Convention. Membership inquiries can be directed to

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The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.