What Happens to Hotel Soap

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What Happens to Hotel Soap

Many of our associates here at Meeting Alliance are constantly on the road, traveling to different meetings throughout the year. October is a particularly busy time where many of our planners and project coordinators are living out of their suitcases. As they travel from city to city hotel to hotel they, like many travelers, use their bar of hotel soap a select number of times before checking out, never finishing the entire bar. So what do hotels do with all of those half-used bars of soaps? Unfortunately, most just throw them out – until now.

Clean the World is a an Orlando-based company that collects used soap from hotels and recycles them to send to poverty-stricken countries. The process, called “rebatching,” simply melts down your old, half-used bar of soap and reforms it to create new bars of soap. In addition to soap, Clean the World also recycles partially used shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles. One of our project coordinators was at a meeting at the Hyatt Regency Orlando and found that they were part of the Clean the World recycle program.

The next time you find yourself on the road, check to see if your hotel participates in Clean the World. If not, mention it to someone at the hotel to see if they are interested in getting involved. For more information on Clean the World, check out their website and see how you can help.

Article Source: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/hotel-bar-soap-clean-the-world-orlando-charity