Almost 90 percent of people who stay in hotel rooms leave behind used soap. On average, hotels throw away more than 3 million bars daily. Shawn Seipler noticed this wasteful trend while traveling for business. That’s why he created the organization Clean the World—to recycle used soap and send it to children whose families couldn’t otherwise afford it.
Clean the World collects, shreds, disinfects, and repackages used hotel soap. So far, the organization has distributed nearly 70 million bars of recycled soap to people in more than 120 countries. Seipler is proud of Clean the World’s mission. “Businesses, families, and even kids have joined forces to help others and the planet!” he says.