Heathrow hotel makes clean break
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.”