As a leading furniture restoration and armoire modification company in the hospitality, government and higher education industries, it’s great to see organizations thinking outside the box to increase sustainable and environmentally-friendly initiatives. And Gaylord Hotels is the most recent hospitality establishment to have done just that, by committing to recycling soap and bottled amenities at all four of its North American locations.
Clean the World, a charitable organization dedicated to global hygiene education, will in turn recycle the unused or lightly used toiletries (soap, shampoos, conditioners, body washes, lotions, and gels) and distribute them to shelters, rescue missions, and organizations worldwide. Clean the World estimates that more than 84,000 pounds of soap and 62,500 pounds of bottled amenities will be collected from Gaylord to aid underprivileged children and families throughout the world. Gaylord joins an entire network of organizations that have answered Clean the World’s call. In its three years of operation, 1,400 contributors have amassed over 10 million bars of soap and other hygiene-related items to give to disadvantaged communities in 45 countries.
With 9,000 children worldwide dying each day from respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases—which can be prevented by washing with bar soap—Gaylord and Clean the World have made a venerable commitment to spread outreach to the farthest corners of the world. Gaylord’s contributions serve as a reminder about the importance of being an informed hotel guest and to support hotels who have undertaken sustainable, green initiatives. Whether it’s reaching out to Clean the World, refinishing furniture rather than buying new, or sourcing locally grown food for hotel restaurants, these establishments deserve our support in keeping our environment clean and our fellow humans healthy and safe.