Kempinski Hotels has expanded its partnership with Clean the World, a leader in global health dedicated to sustainability around water, sanitation and hygiene, to enhance its recycling activities.
In the past six months more of Kempinski Hotels’ properties have joined the Clean the World’s hospitality programme, which takes discarded soap bars and bottled amenities and recycles them in order to protect the environment, preserve natural resources, help communities in need and to reduce costs.
The seamless process starts with a housekeeping service collecting the used soap and amenities and sorting them into Clean the World-provided bins. Once full, the bins are shipped to one of six Clean the World warehouses, where the soap is then run through a special filtration process, whereby all debris is removed and filtered into ‘grind’. The grind is then mixed with a lab-tested sanitation solution and pressed into new soap bars. The bars are cut, packed and shipped to one of the many distribution partners around the world, including UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency), Children International, Global Medic, World Vision and the Red Cross, to name a few. From there, the bars are then put directly into the hands of vulnerable ones who so desperately need them.
“We are incredibly excited to be working with with Clean the World, whose commitment to sustainability and continued support for impoverished communities around the world amplify our corporate social responsibility,” chief quality officer and member of the Kempinski Management Board, Benedikt Jaschke remarked. “At Kempinski Hotels, we strive to promote a sustainable future for our industry and assist in helping fight the global spread of preventable diseases. We look forward to continue building a strong partnership with Clean the World as we collectively work to raise awareness and support such an important cause which is even more vital as we face the current global pandemic.”