The Talbot Collection Announces Partnership with Clean the World 

Hygiene Products to be Recycled for Worldwide Distribution

The Talbot Collection has entered into a partnership with Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities to help fight the spread of preventable diseases.

Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. On average, more than 5,000 children die every day from hygiene-related illnesses, primarily pneumonia and diarrheal disease, which are two of the top killers of children under the age of 5. Hand washing with soap is a low-cost intervention that can reduce those deaths by almost 50 percent.

Since 2009, Clean the World has contributed to a 30 percent reduction in pre-adolescent deaths from hygiene-related illnesses by providing soap and hygiene education to make hand washing a lifelong habit and encourage vigorous childhood development.

 

The Talbot Collection has a total of 519 rooms and is projected to provide approximately 123,000 bars of soap and 260,000 bottled amenities to Clean the World annually.

 

“Our hotel partners are the driving force behind the global hygiene revolution,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “By making a commitment to sustainable, socially responsible programs in the hospitality industry, partners such as The Talbot Collection are using leftover soap and bottled amenities to help save lives.”

 

About Clean the World 
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The organization collects discarded soap and other hygiene products from more than 5,000 hotel and resort partners and operates recycling centers in North America, Asia, and Europe. Clean the World provides hygiene education and microlending to make hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit in developing regions. Through its hygiene kit program, Clean the World provides personal care items to relief organizations throughout North America. Since 2009, more than 41 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 118 countries.CONTACT: Sandie Beauchamp, Clean the World,sbeauchamp@cleantheworld.org, 407-574-8353