Heathrow ho­tel makes clean break

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HEATHROW-based Lon­don Mar­riott Ho­tel says it will be the first ho­tel in Europe to re­cy­cle dis­carded soap.

It has joined forces with ‘Clean The World’, a global en­ter­prise that re­pur­poses hy­giene sup­plies left be­hind by ho­tel guests, to ben­e­fit home­less shel­ters, se­nior cit­i­zens and strug­gling fam­i­lies around the world.

Ron Vos, gen­eral man­ager at Lon­don Heathrow Mar­riott Ho­tel, said: “Hun­dreds of peo­ple fly in and out of Heathrow Air­port ev­ery day and as a re­sult we see hun­dreds of leisure and busi­ness guests come through our doors.

“If you think about the amount of soap that’s dis­carded by each of th­ese guests and then con­sider all the peo­ple in the world that may not have the lux­ury of hy­giene prod­ucts, it seems ab­surd to let it all go to waste.”

He praised the ‘fan­tas­tic job’ Clean The World does of dis­tribut­ing do­nated prod­ucts to im­pov­er­ished peo­ples, pre­vent­ing mil­lions of hy­giene-re­lated deaths each year.

Shawn Seipler, Clean The World’s founder and CEO, said: “Since 2009, Clean The World has dis­trib­uted more than one mil­lion hy­giene kits in the United States, Canada, and Asia, while di­vert­ing 3,600 met­ric tons of waste from land­fills.”

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