Embassy Suites Clean The World Program Saves Lives with #SuiteSuds

What if that once used bar of hotel soap could save lives? Seriously. Embassy Suites Clean The World partnership does just that by recycling barely used soap and amenities to create hygiene kits distributed worldwide to those in need.  Every day more than 2 million bars of partially used hotel soap are thrown away in the United States – 2 million bars of soap, every day!  In addition, according to the World Health Organization, millions of young lives could be saved with access to bar soap and hygiene education.  That’s why Embassy Suites & Clean The World are working together to recycle and donate that soap.  Our family will be traveling over the holidays and staying in hotels; It’s great to know Embassy Suites & Clean The World are trying to eliminate waste and reduce hygiene related illnesses and death.  Continue reading to learn more about the Embassy Suites & Clean The World program.

Embassy Suites Clean The World

Each year, over 2 million children die annually from preventable diseases – pneumonia, respiratory, and diarrheal diseases are some of the leading causes of death among children under 5 years old.  The simple act of hand-washing and use of bar soap can reduce those deaths by 50%.  Through the program, hotels’ partially-used soaps and amenities are shipped to Clean the World’s collection and recycling centers. There they are processed, sterilized, and re-manufactured into new soap bars and prepared for distribution to homeless shelters, community centers and medical facilities in impoverished communities around the world.  To date, Clean The World has distributed 30 million bars of soap to people in over 100 different countries.

Not only will Embassy Suites by Hilton collaborate with Clean The World, but all 750 properties across Hilton’s All Suites brands (including Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites) will donate discarded soap and amenity bottles for recycling.  Hilton’s hotels have already collected more than one million pounds of partially-used soap, which have been recycled into more than four million new bars of soap.  This process has also prevented more than 570 tons of waste going to landfills.

“We are strongly committed to helping communities around the world through our Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy, including our industry-leading soap recycling program,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton.

Embassy Suites Clean The World

“The success of Clean the World hinges on the support of great partners like Hilton,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO, Clean The World. “This major expansion of Hilton’s soap recycling program will contribute to saving the lives of thousands of children every year.”

Congratulations to Shawn Seipler of Clean The World for identifying a problem and coming up with a solution that helps those less fortunate and also eliminates environmental waste.  I’m proud to support  Embassy Suites by Hilton and their other All Suites brands to promote this socially conscious campaign.

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post written by me in support of a paid campaign for Embassy Suites’ #PrettyGreat Family Travel campaign.  However, all opinions expressed are those of the author.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on Twitter and “like” our Facebook page, too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.