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Hilton has upped the game on giving back.  They are expanding their soap recycling program to incorporate 750 properties of its All Suites Brands – Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton which make up 15% of the companies portfolio.  This will take the numbers to 1,370 participating hotels. 

(Through its partnerships with Clean the World and other organizations, Hilton’s hotels have already collected more than one million pounds of partially-used soap, which have been recycled into more than four million new bars of soap. Credit: Hilton)

Hilton hotels has already recycled over one million pounds of partially-used soap and created over four million bars of soap.  This has come about with its partnerships with Clean the World and other organizations, Hilton's hotels have already collected more than one million pounds of partially-used soap, which have been recycled into more than four million new bars of soap.  Another benefit of this program is the prevention of waste going to landfills. But one of the best attributes is the ability to supply communities in need with soap and the education on the importance of hygiene.

"As part of our mission to be the world's most hospitable company, we are strongly committed to helping communities around the world through our Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy, including our industry-leading soap recycling program," said Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton. "Nearly two million children die every year from preventable hygiene-related illnesses, and simple handwashing could cut these rates by nearly 50 percent."

Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites brands stated:

"Across our All Suites portfolio, we are extremely proud to become the first three major hospitality brands to make soap recycling a brand standard when it goes into effect later this year. We look forward to this commitment making a significant impact on this incredibly important cause."

"The success of Clean the World hinges on the support of great partners like Hilton," said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO, Clean the World. "This major expansion of Hilton's soap recycling program will contribute to saving the lives of thousands of children every year."  

Kudos to Hilton on finding ways to give back using items that would end up in a landfill. 

By Elizabeth Atkinson 

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