Two Seasons Hotel recycled 1.4 tonnes of soap from 2015-19
Soap bars across 1,010 rooms generated upto 8,000kg of solid soap waste every year, reported the hotel operator
Two Seasons Hotel has revealed that it has recycled 1.4 tonnes (t) of used soap into 200,000 new bars from 2015 to 2019 as part of the Soap for Hope initiative, with the latter having created 30,000 job opportunities in India, Philippines and Africa every year.
In a statement, Two Seasons said that using soap bars for 1,010 rooms generated upto 8,000kg of solid soap waste every year. As part of the initiative, used soap bars were reprocessed and donated to the international community.
Managing director of Two Seasons Hotel and Apartments Management Company, Freddy Farid, said in a statement: “We’re very proud to be a part of such an innovative programme making a concrete impact on local communities in need."
He added: “This step is part of the hotels’ long term commitment – Green Globe Programme – which focuses on more sustainable hotel operations and aims to be among the leading environment friendly hotels in Dubai.”
As part of the recycling process, the used soaps are sanitised and processed through a cold compress method in order to repurpose them into new bars of soap, with these later being distributed to needy communities by Sealed Air Diversey Care.
Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments has also organised awareness campaigns and training classes for all hotel departments and housekeeping staff on preparing soaps through the cold-press method.