Green Key Global, Clean the World announce U.S. partnership

OTTAWA — Green Key Global and Clean The World are expanding their partnership that promotes soap recycling to include hotels in the U.S., it was announced June 2.

OTTAWA — Green Key Global and Clean The World are expanding their partnership that promotes soap recycling to include hotels in the U.S., it was announced June 2.

After a successful partnership launch in Canada in 2015, Green Key Global is bringing the program south and encouraging members in the U.S. to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that will help fight the spread of preventable diseases.

“Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 31 million soap bars and 1.5 million hygiene kits around the globe,” said Clean the World founder and CEO Shawn Seipler in a release. “The exciting partnership with Green Key provides an opportunity to help even more people by introducing additional hotels to our soap and bottled amenity recycling program.”

Clean the World recycles discarded soap and plastic bottles from hotels. The recycled soap and bottled amenities get a new life in hygiene kits, which are donated to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, veterans groups and other organizations that help people who are struggling.

In addition to promoting global hygiene through the recycling and distribution of hygiene supplies, Clean the World fulfills an environmental mission by collecting hotel waste that would otherwise go into landfills. Since 2009, more than 4,500 tons of soap, shampoo and other amenities have been diverted from traditional disposal methods.