Thanks to half used bottles of hotel shampoo and barely used bars of soap, Americans throw out nearly 1 million bars of soap everyday. Meanwhile, there are 2.7 billion people around the globe without access to basic sanitation and there are 1.5 million childhood deaths each year due to diseases prevented by hand washing, according to the World Health Organization.

This realization is what lead to the launch of Clean The World in 2009. The organization works with hotels across the world to collect soap and bottled amenities, recycle them and then send them to children in need. According to Yahoo Finance reporting, the company has three large recycling centers where they process the donated soaps — disinfecting the products, mending them down and repackaging them into new bars of soap.

Through partnerships with Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, IHG, Best Western, Hyatt, Walt Disney World, Las Vegas Sands and Caesars Entertainment, Clean the World has donated 25 million bars of soap to more than 99 countries.
The program has also helped divert 7 million pounds of waste from North American and Asian landfills.

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