Two Seasons Hotel’s Soap for Hope programme, launched in 2015, has proven extremely successful, with 1.5 tonnes of used soap having been recycled into 200,000 new bars each year since its launch.
This initiative benefits approximately 30,000 people in local communities in India, Philippines and Africa.
At Two Seasons Hotel, using soap bars for 1,010 rooms typically generates up to 8.0 metric tonnes of solid soap waste per year. With the Soap for Hope project, the unfinished soap bars are recycled and reprocessed to be donated to the international community as free health care.
“We are very proud to be a part of such an innovative programme making a concrete impact on local communities in need,” managing director of Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Management Company, Freddy Farid declared. “It is a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such simple gestures, as Soap for Hope also reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round: the small steps each of us takes can make a big difference. This step is part of the hotels’ long-term commitment to the Green Globe Program, which focuses on more sustainable hotel operation and aims to be among the leading environmentally friendly hotels in Dubai.”
Just yesterday (August 5), Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments held an event where Diversey representatives conducted awareness classes for all hotel departments, as well as training classes for housekeeping employees, to show them the preparation of the soap by using innovative cold-press method. The soaps are sanitised and processed via a cold compress method in order to repurpose them into new bars of soap. Sealed Air Diversey Care distributes these bars of hope to needy communities for their daily usage.
Soap for Hope addresses waste reduction and hygiene enhancement at the same time, while also generating livelihoods for local communities.
Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments continues to promote green living and hospitality through installing practices to show all colleagues, customers, business partners and owners how to protect and preserve the future environment.