TORONTO — Sheraton Centre Toronto and Clean the World, a social enterprise committed to saving lives around the world, announced an agreement to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to benefit people in need.
The agreement with Sheraton Centre’s parent company Starwood Hotels, which potentially involves 500 Starwood properties in North America, is the first corporate agreement for Clean the World, which now has hospitality partnerships with more than 1,000 properties around the globe.
“This partnership signifies the Sheraton Centre Toronto’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and plays a significant role each day in caring for our Earth,” says Tony Dunn, general manager. “This joins a host of green initiatives offered to our guests, ensuring we lessen the impact we have on the environment.”
Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities and, in just two years of operation, has distributed more than eight-million bars of soap to children and families in the U.S., and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Haiti, Japan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, Honduras, Mexico and Albania.
Each day, 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with a bar of soap.
To add to that, Clean the World has diverted an estimated 550-tonnes of hotel waste from North American landfills.