In our commitment to going green, Rivertown Inn has chosen to become involved in Clean the World, a charity organization that collects soap and distributes it to people in third world countries. Through the collection, recycling and distribution of soap and shampoo products discarded by hotels every day, Clean the World is dedicated to preventing millions of deaths caused by acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease.
Clean the World implements its mission through: (i) collecting, sorting and processing discarded soap, shampoo and lotion product donations from participating hospitality partners; (ii) recycling these product donations at its facilities in Orlando, Florida; and (iii) delivering these recycled product donations to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries suffering from high death rates due to acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease.
Since its inception, Clean the World has been steadily increasing its services and operations to accommodate rapidly expanding community needs, awareness and donations, and has accepted in-kind donations of more than $150,000. In the process, Clean the World has put over 21,000 soap bars and 50 gallons of shampoo and conditioner back into human use, simultaneously eliminating over 4 tons of waste.
Over the past six months, Rivertown Inn has started to collect the discarded Molton Brown soap, shampoo and lotion products that we provide to our guests during their stay and we will be donating it to Clean the World. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful cause. Through Clean the World, we can help save lives while going green.
Clean the World was recently featured on on CBS News with Katie Couric. Please view the video by clicking on the link below.