Green Key, Clean the World partner to promote recycling

OTTAWA — Green Key Global and Clean the World Canada announced on July 6 a partnership that will promote recycling to hotels in Canada and beyond. The partnership will encourage Green Key Global members to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that will help fight the spread of preventable diseases.

Clean the World collects and recycles discarded soap and bottled amenities (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, gels) from hotel partners in Canada, the U.S., Hong Kong and Macau, China. The recycled soap is placed in hygiene kits, which are donated to homeless shelters, senior citizens and struggling families in Canada and the U.S. Soap is also distributed around the world in areas where there is a high risk of hygiene-related illness.

“Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed nearly 700,000 hygiene kits to homeless shelters, senior citizens groups, and struggling families in North America,” said Clean the World founder and CEO Shawn Seipler in a release.

Recently, Clean the World opened an office and recycling center in Montreal. Seipler said that facility makes it possible for soap collected from Canadian hotels to stay in the country. Each month, food banks assist close to 850,000 Canadians, 36.4 per cent of which are children and youth. Through a partnership with Moisson Montreal, one of Canada’s major food banks, Canadian families will benefit from the discarded hotel items processed in Clean the World’s Montreal facility.

Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body whose suite of industry standard programs and resources has been designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries.