A program recycling leftover soap from hotels

Soap for hope

Source: Diversey

Soap for hope saves lives through recycling and sanitation

Hygiene and sanitation company Diversey has launched the Soap For Hope program in an attempt to minimise chemical waste from hotels, while providing communities with cheap and sustainable sanitation.

Partner hotels (including some Hilton and Radisson Blu hotels) transport their used, leftover soap to a nearby site where the soap is recycled through an energy-efficient cold press method. The recycled soap is then provided to
communities in need.

Worldwide, as many as 2,5 billion people lack access to proper sanitation and with the global COVID19 pandemic crisis, demand for hand sanitization has only increased further.

Since its launch in 2013, Soap For Hope has collected 2623 tons of soap waste and leftover soap from its partner hotels in 40 countries and produced more than 30 million bars of recycled soap.

Responsible consumption and production

Responsible consumption and production

Soap For Hope recycles soap through energy-efficient production. The project ensures responsible consumption by reducing hotel waste (12.5, 12.6)

Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation

Soap For Hope improves water quality by reducing chemical waste, while providing communities with access to proper sanitation (6.1, 6.2, 6.3)

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