London Heathrow Marriott partners with Clean The World
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel has given guests something to get on their soapboxes about with the announcement that it is the first hotel in Europe to recycle discarded soap through a partnership with ‘Clean the World’.
The full service hotel has paired 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.
Following Global Handwashing Day last month, the announcement of the initiative forms part of the hotel’s dedication to environmental sustainability, having been recognised previously by Greenleaders and Green Tourism for its effort to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
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.
“Clean The World does a fantastic job of distributing these and other donated products to impoverished people, preventing millions of hygiene-related deaths each year – we’re very pleased to be the first hotel to make a contribution to this cause.”
Shawn Seipler, Clean The World’s founder and CEO, said: “Since 2009, Clean The World has distributed more than 1 million hygiene kits in the United States, Canada, and Asia, while diverting 3,600 metric tons of waste from landfills.
“European hotels have a strong sustainability focus and are looking for new ways to embrace corporate social responsibility. This expansion is significant for us, and we couldn’t ask for a better launch partner than the London Heathrow Marriott and Marriott International.”