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Soap for Hope

Mar 13, 2018

MABALACAT CITY – Every day that hotel guests use the bars of soap, they are being regarded as scrap after minimum use, and the hotel sees a high amount of soap wastage from it. As they may have been manufactured for short term use, these discarded soaps can be recycled, turn into new soap bars and put it to better use.

This program is initiated by Diversey, Inc., a leader in providing smart sustainable solutions for cleaning and hygiene. Park Inn by Radisson Clark partnered with them to teach neighbouring communities through their Soap for Hope™ program. The said program salvages the hotel soap scraps and create new bar soaps and allows the hotels to reduce their waste, meet their environmental commitments, and give back to the communities they operate in.

On February 20, the first recipient of the Soap for Hope program in Pampanga is the Duyan ni Maria, a shelter foundation in Dapdap, Mabalacat City. Diversey Key Account Manager, Mr. John Carlo Lozano and Territory Manager Ms. Ariane Catherine Miranda led the demonstration of the recycling process.

Together with the team from Park Inn by Radisson Clark, they showed the staff the simple process that requires no running water or electricity to recycle soap using a cold-press method with simple equipment. After cutting and disinfecting the used soap, the machine presses together the soap bits and creates new bars of soap. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes. The cold-pressed fresh bars of soap can earn them small income and free access to soap for their use. The pressing machine was given to the Duyan ni Maria and other materials needed in the process of recycling, to the delight of all the staff and management present.

The Soap for Hope livelihood initiative will become an integral part of Park Inn by Radisson Clark’s responsible business program. This will help SAVE LIVES as this will provide easy access to soap to communities who need soap but have no access, and create culture of hygiene, will also PROVIDE LIVELIHOOD through recycling and reprocessing soap, and help reduce waste by turning used soap into something useful again.

–Press release

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