Jul 31 2010

Recycle Soap and Save Lives!

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Clean the World recycles soap and saves lives.

Every day in North America, thousands of hotels discard millions of pounds of soap and shampoo. These products often end up in already overflowing landfills and contaminate fragile groundwater systems.

Impoverished people around the world die every day from acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease because they have no soap. The death toll is staggering. Each year more than five million lives are lost to these diseases with the majority of deaths being among children less than five years old. Studies have shown that simple hand washing substantially reduces the spread of these diseases. Unfortunately, the essential items for proper hand washing are unobtainable for millions of people worldwide.

In an effort to prevent these needless deaths from occurring, Clean the World distributes recycled soap products, along with appropriate educational materials, to impoverished countries worldwide, and to domestic homeless shelters.

You can help. Your support gets us one step closer to reaching our goal of saving one million lives each year. Please make a donation or volunteer. And the next time you stay at a hotel, stay with one of our Participating Partners.

For every dollar donated, 40 bars off soap and shampoo can be recycled and redistributed.

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