Clean the World, Reduce Waste, and Prevent Illnesses -Clean the World is a game changing nonprofit dedicated to reducing waste and illness. The organization works to reduce waste created by personal products like soap and shampoo, while also preventing illnesses that can be prevented by the use of these very same items.
So, what can you do to help?
- When staying at less eco-friendly hotels, bring your own shampoo, conditioner, and other personal hygiene products.
- If you use any of the products provided, be sure to use the remains, or donate what you don’t use.
- Recycle any containers.
The Creekside Inn, in conjunction with the Clean the World organization, purchases 36,000-kilowatt hours of renewable energy each year. Along with other Greystone Hotels, the Creekside Inn has led the way in offering green amenities. In fact, the Creekside Inn was the first Palo Alto hotel to offer electric car charging stations for guests. Clean the World and the Creekside Inn have been very successful in their effort to collect shampoo, soaps, and other items that are often discarded before being used.
How Clean the World Works -After going through all the personal hygiene products, Clean the World distributes them to homeless shelters around the country, as well as impoverished countries across the globe. In four short years, Clean the World has gathered, salvaged, and redistributed more than 12 million bars of soap in nearly 70 countries. By giving these products to those in need, many airborne illnesses can be prevented.
For more info on the Clean the World program, visit their website.