We are proud to announce our new association with Clean the World, a non-profit organization that recycles discarded soap and shampoo products. Excitedly, we are now prepared to send in our first donation box…250 bars of old soap! We have collected these bars over the last several weeks. Until we started collecting this soap, we did not realize just how much we were throwing away. Wow!
Clean the World’s two-part mission is to: (1) SAVE THE PLANET by reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products; (2) SAVE LIVES by preventing millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every year.
Since its inception in February 2009, Clean the World has put over 6 million soap bars and 100 tons of shampoo/conditioner back into human use, simultaneously eliminating over 340 tons of waste.
Additionally, Clean the World has delivered this recycled soap to homeless shelters, missions, and impoverished countries suffering from high death rates due to hygiene-related diseases. According to the World Health Organization, acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease are the number one and number two leading causes of death among children under the age of 5 worldwide. These diseases are responsible for 20% of all child deaths annually – 3.5 milliam deaths predominantly in lower income countries. Among these lower income countries, Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere; Africa and Southwest Asia are the most afflicted with diarrheal disease and acute repiratory illness. Clean the World is focused on the elimination of these two illnesses and has begun efforts to provide basic soap for proper hygiene practices to these regions.
We are honored to be able to partner with this great organization and we thank our guests for helping us to help the world!
Until Next Time, Jessica
For more information, please check out Clean The World’s website: www.cleantheworld.org